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White Paper: Thermosets’ Cost and Reliability Advantages for Automotive Radar PCBs
Abstract: The car radar market for safety and driver assistance applications is exploding, and the critical mass makes the choice of PCB materials a key consideration amid the crucial importance of cost and reliability factors that are intrinsically linked to the automotive environment. Automakers are looking beyond PTFE and highly-filled hydrocarbon resins – traditionally used in high frequency millimeter wave applications – to lower the cost of built-in vehicle radars and ensure their reliable operation at elevated temperatures.
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Charles E. Bauer, Ph.D., TechLead Corporation
When talking about chip packaging impacts on substrates and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers, the focus mostly lies on large packages and very high I/O, fine pitch components; rightly so in most cases. However, several current packaging trends offer a new path forward to simplification and, thereby, cost reduction in both the printed wiring board (PWB) and EMS supply chains.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
As we stepped out of the hotel into the drizzling rain, we were relieved that it wasn’t snow. Looking down the escalator into the U2 platform in Munich’s Hauptbahnhof central station early on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 15 and observing the mass of humanity pushing and shoving to cram into trains to the exhibition centre, it appeared that a significant proportion of the international electronics industry had gathered to attend electronica 2022, co-located with SEMICON Europa and recognised as the world’s leading trade fair and conference for electronics.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
In this second half of our conversation, Michael Carano discusses some of the metrics that fabricators need to consider before investing in new processes, especially process control technologies, and some of the challenges board shops face updating brownfield sites.