PCB | January 20, 2012
MFlex and AT&S form alliance
Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. (MFlex), and Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft (AT & S), have signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement.
The alliance will enable each company to produce (HDI) rigid-flex printed circuits for electronic devices said a statement released yesterday. Rigid-flex circuits are hybrid constructions consisting of rigid and flexible substrate sections that are laminated together into a single structure. HDI rigid-flex printed circuits integrate HDI PCB technology used for high density components with three dimensional flex circuits packaging solutions, eliminating connectors and thereby saving space and weight. "As global technology leaders, AT&S and MFLEX are leveraging the strengths of each company to jointly manufacture best-in-class HDI rigid-flex printed circuits with assembly capabilities to meet the market needs for complex interconnect solutions. Having commenced initial production of HDI rigid-flex printed circuits, we are excited by the new business prospects this alliance opens to both companies as we expand into new applications with advanced technology products to serve both existing and new customers," said MFLEX CEO Reza Meshgin.