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An increasing number of OEMs are being forced into using flexible and rigid-flex circuits, for a variety of reasons: Sometimes rigid boards won’t fit the shrinking enclosures anymore, or the companies just need rugged, reliable circuits.
In the July 2018 issue of Flex007 Magazine, our contributors discuss some of the hurdles they faced when they dove into flex and rigid-flex circuits, and they offer advice to anyone considering a move into the flexible arena.
Check it all out this month in Flex007 Magazine, now on the virtual newsstand and available for delivery in your e-mailbox each month by subscribing here.
Be sure to download the PDF copy or future reference. The PDF is great for beach reading!
Dr. Xiaoxi HeSenior, IDTechEx
From 2019 we will come to a world with flexible electronics and batteries to power these devices have attracted tremendous attention. These devices may require batteries with special mechanical properties or form factors.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
The sun was shining in Dusseldorf as delegates returned to the conference room for the second day of the EIPC 50th Anniversary Conference. There were very few empty chairs—even those who had enjoyed a late networking session in the hotel bar had taken their seats as Paul Waldner opened the proceedings with Session 5, on a theme of future PCB design, material and processes for the PCB supply chain.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
For this first issue of Flex007 Magazine, we interviewed John Talbot, president and owner of Tramonto Circuits. Headquartered in metro Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tramonto manufactures flexible and rigid PCBs for a variety of industry segments. Editors Andy Shaughnessy, Patty Goldman and Stephen Las Marias asked John to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the world of flexible circuits, and some of the trends he’s seeing in this market.