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Conductor Analysis Technologies, Inc. announces the release of new IPC Process Capability, Quality and Reliability (PCQR2) test patterns. The patterns were developed by CAT with guidance from the IPC-D36 subcommittee and are used by OEMs to document and compare the capabilities of printed circuit board manufacturers worldwide.
The new patterns are available in 8-, 10-, 12-, 18-, and 24 -ayer designs and provide more insight into complex microvia structures, including stacked and staggered, than previous designs. Additionally, the new patterns require only 12 panels to be manufactured per submission, a 20% reduction.
About Conductor Analysis Technologies, Inc.
Conductor Analysis Technologies, Inc. is a provider of market-critical data utilized by designers, purchasers, assemblers, and manufacturers of printed circuit boards. Founded in 1994, our products and services provide a standardized, independent, and documented evaluation of printed manufacturing capability, quality, and reliability. For more information, click here.
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Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
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Barry Matties, I-Connect007
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