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The Amphenol Invotec team visited Trivandrum and Bangalore in India to meet existing customers and potential new clients in the aerospace and space sectors.
Already a leading player in Europe in the manufacture of advanced PCBs, Amphenol Invotec sees India as a significant geographical market of opportunity for its multilayer, HDI, sequential lamination, flex and rigid-flex products designed for applications where reliability is paramount.
The Amphenol office reception features art works of Indian peacocks (Pavo cristatus). Peacocks symbolize grace, pride, and beauty. They are a sign of joy for all who see them. Peacocks are often used in Indian mythology and folk stories.
Operating from its facilities in Tamworth and Telford, Amphenol Invotec employs a variety of advanced materials, finishes and technologies to produce PCBs that meet the most exacting customer specifications.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Barry Matties and Nolan Johnson of I-Connect007 met with Shane Noel and industry veteran Mike Jennings of ESI to discuss the introduction of their CapStone laser tool, a product aimed at doubling their flex circuit fabricators’ throughput. Mike also shares advice for fabricators who are looking to move into the ever-growing flex market.
Stephen Las Marias, I-Connect007
Abel Ruivo, Atotech Deputy Business Director of Electronics for Greater China, and Daniel Schmidt, head of Global Marketing for Electronics at Atotech Group, spoke with I-Connect007 about the various challenges of PCB manufacturing in China, as well as about the opportunities in the sector.
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.