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I-Connect007 is excited to announce the upcoming release of our newest digital magazine, Flex007 Magazine.
Flex007 Magazine will focus on the rapidly growing flexible and rigid-flex circuit market, with information to serve flex system designers, electrical engineers, flex PCB designers, and those 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.
The new publication leads off with content from the industry's flex experts covering the challenges and opportunities for companies using or considering using flex. As many already know, flex is a completely different circuit than a typical rigid PCB, with a variety of unique issues.
Flex007 Magazine joins a growing list of I-Connect007 magazines: Design007 Magazine, PCB007 Magazine, SMT007 Magazine, PCB007 China Magazine.
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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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