Technology in our industry is constantly evolving. Rather than becoming complacent, we push ourselves to further advance our technology capabilities daily.
Because Technology is ever evolving, APCT lives by the mantra of “Continuous Improvement.” There’s always room for innovation, for finding a more cost-effective solution that reduces cycle time and produces a better-quality product for our customers. It is because of this commitment that we continue to invest in the resources of equipment, people, and time to uncover that innovation. It leads us to say “YES” to our customer’s demands of the present and the vision to say yes to the next generation of technology.
APCT is proud to offer a Broad Range of Technologies. Our commitment to R & D and the continued investment in equipment and people, ensure robust solutions for our valued customers. Our technology capabilities include:
Standard Through-Hole up to 40+ layers
Advanced High Density Interconnect (HDI) product, including up to 8 lamination cycles
Flex and Rigid Flex product, including “Book-Binder” capability.
The Categories of Technology
APCT has divided the technology world into Standard, Advanced, and Development. There are many attributes responsible for determining which category a board is placed. However, for the purposes of this overview, the following are offered:
The materials used in a rigid PCB design have a direct impact on its functionality. In Silicon Valley, technology moves at a rapid pace and demands that its components keep up. That’s why we create our PCBs with the highest quality materials and are constantly seeking new techniques and improvements on our current designs.
This philosophy was a driving force behind saying “Yes” to Isola’s Certification Program. They needed a PCB house to test and verify the ability of their new high-speed material sets of I-Tera MT and I-Speed. APCT partnered with Isola and thus in March of 2014, became the first candidate to be accepted for qualification in their new certification program. The partnership with the Isola Group is yet another example on how we intend to fortify our commitment to our customers; providing them with the “Best in Class” emerging material sets, with outstanding electrical performance, reliable thermal properties, with very robust manufacturing capabilities.
Our current material offerings (APCTs Material Comparison Chart Rev September 2018) include Standard FR4, lead‐free ROHS options, high-speed digital solutions, high frequency RF solutions, hybrid or mixed packages, heavy copper to 4 ounces, and more. Among these offerings, you’ll find polyimide, epoxy, halogen-free, low loss, glass, ceramic, hydrocarbon, buried capacitance, a range of FR4 high temp options, and others.
Of course we work with other approved materials from vendors like:
Our goal, as always, is to provide you the best service and level of customization to meet your needs. For questions about your specific PCB or HDI PCB requirements, please contact one of our DFM Engineers today.
We know that technology is ever-changing. In supporting the Defense & Aerospace industry for years, we need to partner with suppliers that push the envelope of technology as we do. APCT is an outstanding partner to Mercury. Their technology, flexibility and engineering team is Best in Class.” Signed,