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Advanced Flexible Thin Film Circuits at IMS 2017
6-4-17

Metrigraphics will be exhibiting at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) from June 4-9 in Honolulu, Hawaii in booth #848. We’ll be demonstrating our capabilities in manufacturing micron-scale devices and components and offering design for manufacturability tips.

Micron-scale flexible circuits can be achieved with six or more layers high with traces (circuit lines) as narrow as 3 microns (11.81x10-5 inches). Circuits are flexible and thin enough to wrap around objects with diameters as small as a pencil. Typical microcircuit applications include mobile antennas and high performance bio sensors and electrodes. Any combination of coils, resistors, inductors, conductors, and bridges can be achieved.

To manufacture flexible circuits with such high-trace resolution, Metrigraphics employs a mix of proprietary and industry-standard processes. These include high-resolution photolithography as well as sputtered thin-film and plated metal deposition. Multilayer flexible circuits are constructed of several independently stacked, aligned and interconnected layers composed of very thin sputtered metal or thicker-plated metal, such as gold or copper, on polyimide substrates. Plated conductive vias connect the different layers as required. Metrigraphics offers via sizes down to a 25-micron diameter.

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Come See Us at IMS 2017
June 4-9, 2017
Metrigraphics will be exhibiting at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) from June 4-9 in Honolulu, Hawaii in booth #848. We’ll be demonstrating our capabilities in manufacturing micron-scale devices and components and offering design for manufacturability tips.