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One of Europe’s leading players in the manufacture of complex PCBs, Amphenol Invotec will be exhibiting at Eurosatory 2018.
Being held in Paris from June 11-15, Eurosatory is the world’s largest international Land and Airland Defence and Security tradeshow. Held every two years, it brings together the entire supply chain from subcontractors to major industrial primes. In 2016, the event attracted over 57,000 visitors, including more than 8200 representatives from the armed and security forces of 103 different countries.
For Amphenol Invotec, Eurosatory offers an excellent opportunity to promote its industry-leading capabilities in the production of multilayer, HDI, sequential lamination, flex and flex-rigid PCBs to the exacting specifications of customers across a wide range of industries, including aerospace & defense.
The Amphenol Invotec team will be exhibiting on the stand of its French sister company, Amphenol Socapex, a manufacturer of innovative interconnection solutions for harsh environments.
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.
Thy-An Tran, Pioneer Circuits Inc.
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