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Minco Launches Flex Circuits Design Guide – Fills Industry Need for Guidelines to Design Flexible Interconnects

Posted by Media Relations on Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 - Comments »

Minneapolis, MN, December 6, 2006 – Minco, a leading designer and manufacturer of critical components for critical applications, has released its new Flex Circuits Design Guide, which when used in conjunction with IPC design standards provides the necessary information to successfully design flexible circuits.While flexible circuits have been around for years, demands from manufacturers for smaller and lighter applications are bringing flexible circuits to the forefront as a viable way of meeting these goals.“Flexible circuits offer compact, low mass packaging that can reduce space and weight by up to 75%” said Mark Finstad, Principal Applications Engineer for the Flex Circuit Division of Minco and Chairman of IPC-2223 Workgroup.   “Due to limited education available in the industry, engineers are only just beginning to learn the new ways that flexible circuits can be integrated into their designs.”Minco’s Flex Circuits Design Guide provides the education that engineers need to design with flexible circuits, including design guidelines, specifications, detailed illustrations and instructions on how to build a flex circuit mock-up.The Flex Circuits Design Guide offers recommendations on how to design flex circuits to optimally fit applications while providing superior electrical interconnection. The guide also provides a tutorial on different types of flex circuits, including Rigid-flex and Flex-Coils™, which are flex circuits containing integral wire coils used for antennas or inductors.“Minco’s Flex Design Guide provides the tips and tools necessary for an engineer to design with flexible circuits,” said Nick Koop, Flex Circuits Division Manager of Minco and Chairman of IPC-6013 Workgroup.  “There was a need in the industry for a flexible circuit design guide that provides all the information to start down the path of designing a flex circuit.  Minco has responded to this need.”Obtain a hard copy or download an electronic copy of Minco’s Flex Circuits Design Guide at can also order a comprehensive Flex Circuits Design Kit at MincoMinco designs, manufactures and markets critical components for critical applications.  The company is unsurpassed in its ability to integrate and assemble flexible Thermofoil Heaters, Flex Circuits, Sensors, and Instruments into a single component for greater efficiency.  Minco helps companies minimize the risk of product failure by providing highly reliable components and expert design services.

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