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Taiwan-based flexible printed circuit (FPC) maker Flexium Interconnect Inc. has posted sales of NT$2.26 billion ($80.75 million at $1:NT$28.00) in June, up by 7.4% year-on-year, but down by 5.76% from the previous month.
For the first half of 2021, the company achieved total sales of NT$14.18 billion ($506.5 million), up by 27% compared with the same period last year.
04/05/2021 | Tony Plemel, Flexible Circuit Technologies
Sometimes in life, we need to break the rules. For example, in junior high I had a curfew but to have my first kiss, I had to break curfew. I got grounded, but it was worth it! My last article was about reasons to follow IPC design and inspection rules. This time, we are discussing instances where, due to complex requirements, customers are not always able to follow the rules. I will also discuss some design options that will hopefully keep you from “getting grounded.”
11/13/2020 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team
First, we asked you to send in your questions for Happy Holden, Joe Fjelstad, John Mitchell, and others in our “Just Ask” series. Now, it’s Tara Dunn’s turn! Today's question: What is the maximum thickness of a single flex layer?
09/16/2020 | Tony Plemel, Flexible Circuit Technologies
As a flex circuit applications engineer, when I receive an RFQ, the first thing I do is look at the customer’s data and review their manufacturing notes. Quite often, I find notes that supersede IPC specifications in manufacturing documents, as customers often believe these added notes and associated specifications will make the circuit more robust. However, these non-standard IPC manufacturing specifications/notes can wreak havoc on the manufacturing process and can actually lead to a less robust circuit.