Miniaturization PCBs

With the miniaturization of PCBs, APCT is able to say “Yes!” to even more of our customers’ needs. Nearly all markets have seen an increasing demand for smaller, thinner, and more lightweight electronic devices, from the Automotive and Medical industries to Defense & Aerospace.

Using miniaturization technology and High Density Interconnect (HDI) we’re now able to manufacture powerful PCBs that have 1mm traces and 1mm spacing, as opposed to 10mm/10mm. With HDI, you not only get more efficient use of space and higher routing density, but also greater cost-saving potential.

Going Beyond What Was Previously Possible with Microelectronics

Microelectronics has allowed us to go beyond what was possible in the past, without any compromise on reliability or performance. By using thinner base materials, we can use less plated copper to fill the connections, which allows for lines and spaces that have a smaller resolution and an interconnected footprint.

Miniaturization of PCBs has required us to be innovative during the manufacturing process to overcome the challenges of interfacing smaller, more powerful electronic components. In the past, we needed to etch off the excess copper in order to expose the proper holes and traces. With miniaturization technology, we use an additive process rather than a subtractive process. The additive process secures a better-quality result with small holes & traces and doesn’t risk the problem of “opens” with the use of the more customary subtractive process.

As a leading PCB manufacturer, we strive to offer cutting-edge manufacturing capabilities, to our customers, including HDI capabilities of up to 8 lam cycles.

The Benefits of HDI PCBs

HDI PCBs offer multiple benefits over typical circuit boards:

  • The HDI technology process enables higher wiring capacity, making them an ideal choice for devices that need small boards with a large output
  • The HDI technology process offers the ability to place more components closer together on one side, resulting in faster signal transmission
  • The HDI technology process normally uses laser drill technology, allowing the designer the use of smaller holes, giving the board a higher resistance to heat

Highly reliable, cost-effective, and able to withstand higher frequencies, HDI PCBs are an excellent choice for use in compact technology, such as mobile phones, tablets, and medical devices.

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