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Material Choices for High-Speed Flexible Circuits

April 27, 2017 | G. Sidney Cox, COX CONSULTING

Materials to make high-speed flexible circuits are now available from many material suppliers. In deciding which materials to test or use, remember the tradeoffs the suppliers made in categories we discussed: electrical properties, mechanical/flex properties, and ease of processing. A choice should only be made after considering these options. Remember with any new materials it is very important to find fabricators that are knowledgeable about processing these new materials.

Let's Talk Testing: You’re in for a (Thermal) Shock!

April 26, 2017 | Keith Sellers, NTS-Baltimore

Printed circuit board history stretches back to the early 1900s, with real promise shown in the industry after World War II. Through the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, PCB construction really started to progress when fiberboard and wood were replaced with resins and laminates, and rivets replaced early plated through-holes.



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All About Flex: FAQs for Extended Length Flexible Circuits

April 27, 2017 | Dave Becker, All Flex

Extended length flexible circuits are larger than typically offered sizes in the interconnect industry. The length of these oversized circuits can be anywhere from two feet to 10 feet or longer. A long, continuous flexible circuit can...

Let's Talk Testing: You’re in for a (Thermal) Shock!

April 26, 2017 | Keith Sellers, NTS-Baltimore

Printed circuit board history stretches back to the early 1900s, with real promise shown in the industry after World War II. Through the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, PCB construction really started to progress when fiberboard and wood...

Punching Out! Selling a Company—Seeing it as a Triumph, Not a Defeat

April 25, 2017 | Tom Kastner, GP Ventures, Ltd.

Somehow, there is a still a stigma that selling a company is a negative for the owner. Many people think that there must be something wrong, otherwise, they would not be selling. In reality, exiting a business should be looked at as a...

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