Reading time ( words)
Due to an increased demand for flex content, I-Connect007 has decided to create a new quarterly Flex007 Magazine to better serve our readers. We are excited to launch this publication on April 23, 2018. Thus, today we will be sending out the last edition of our flex newsletter. Thanks for all of your support.
The Flex007 Magazine will focus on the flex and rigid-flex circuit markets with information to serve flex system designers, electrical engineers, flex PCB designers, and anyone responsible for integrating flex into their products at the OEM/CEM level. Flex developers will now have access to a publication that is dedicated to assisting them with their technical needs, along with their market and supply chain challenges.
We look forward to continuing to provide you with original, relevant content related to flex and rigid-flex circuits. To subscribe to Flex007 Magazine, click here. You will also find the latest news about flex and rigid-flex circuits incorporated into our Daily News newsletters in the future.
Stephen Las Marias, I-Connect007
Abel Ruivo, Atotech Deputy Business Director of Electronics for Greater China, and Daniel Schmidt, head of Global Marketing for Electronics at Atotech Group, spoke with I-Connect007 about the various challenges of PCB manufacturing in China, as well as about the opportunities in the sector.
Bob Burns, PRINTED CIRCUITS
One question that I hear fairly often, particularly after an initial quotation, is “Why is rigid-flex so expensive?” In this article, I’ll share with designers the cost drivers in rigid-flex relative to standard rigid boards and flex circuits with stiffeners. A typical rigid-flex PWB will cost about seven times the cost of the same design on a hard board, and two to three times an equivalent flex circuit with stiffeners.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
For our first issue of the Flex007 Magazine, we invited a group of flexible circuit experts to discuss their work in this rapidly growing segment. Participants included Jonathan Weldon of DuPont, Mark Finstad of Flexible Circuit Technologies, and Scott McCurdy and Scott Miller of Freedom CAD. In a free-wheeling discussion with Andy Shaughnessy and Barry Matties, these technologists share their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities in flexible circuits, as well as what constitutes the cutting edge of flex right now.