Patent number 8551812 is assigned to
The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present invention relates to a printed circuit board and a manufacturing method, and more particularly to the rigid and flexible composite printed circuit board and the manufacturing method thereof.
"Speed and density are always factors that drive the promotion and development of high technologies, so that production costs can be reduced, and user requirements can be satisfied. Since electronic products and mobile communication products tend to be developed with a light, thin, short, compact, multifunctional, highly reliable and low-priced design, and these products are developed at a speed of approximately three to five years per generation. With this trend, finding a way of laying the wires on a plane in limited space and extending them to a 3D space is a revolutionary topic for circuit designs of the electronic products.
"In addition, a flexible printed circuit board (FPC board) has the light, thin, curved, 3D spatial wiring, low-voltage, low power consumption features, and the products can be designed and changed according to the space available and folded or stacked to prevent electrostatic interference, and the components of the products can be manufactured with a high density to reduce the volume and weight of the product. As a result, the flexible printed circuit board gradually replaces the rigid printed circuit board, and it is used extensively in the different fields including satellites, medical treatments, and industrial and commercial applications. In the applications for foldable electronic products, the flexible printed circuit board and the rigid printed circuit board can be combined, so that the casing of the product can be dynamically lifted, slid or folded without affecting the electric connection of the electronic products. For example, the flexible-board and the rigid-board of the flexible-rigid board are securely combined with each other as disclosed in
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