Depending on technological and economic requirements, AT&S offers the widest possible range of printed circuit boards specially tailored to customers’ needs: single-sided, double-sided plated-through, multi-layer, HDI (high density interconnection, laser-drilled), IMS (insulated metallic substrate), flexible, rigid-flex and semi-flexible.
The core businesses of AT&S are Mobile Devices, Automotive, Industrial, Medical, Aviation and Advanced Packaging.
AT&S Group has approximately 7,500 employees, of which around 1,400 are in Austria. In the 2011/12 financial year AT&S’s sales revenues totalled EUR 514m, and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) were EUR 42,1m (2010/11: revenues of EUR 448m, EBIT of EUR 46,5m).
Sep 18, 2014 | Markus Leitgeb, AT&S Peter Fuchs, PCCL.
Two major drivers in electronic industry are electrical and mechanical miniaturization. Both induce major changes in the material selection as well as in the design. Nevertheless, the mechanical and thermal reliability of a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) has to remain at the same high level or even increase (e.g. multiple lead-free soldering). To achieve these reliability targets, extensive testing has to be done with bare PCB as well as assembled PCB. These tests are time consuming and cost intensive. The PCBs have to be produced, assembled, tested and finally a detailed failure analysis is required to be performed.
This paper examines the development of our concept and has the potential to enable the prediction of the lifetime of the PCB using accelerated testing methods and finite element simulations....
Sep 19, 2013 | Gerhard Schmid, Martin Fischeneder, Gerhard Stoiber
The next generation of smart phones will demand very thin multi-layer boards to reduce the product thickness again. This paper shows three different manufacturing approaches, which can be used for very thin any-layer build-ups. The technological approaches are compared on reliability level – the any-layer copper filled micro-via technology which is to be considered as state of the art technology for high end phones and the ALIVH-C/G technology that is well established in Japan. A test vehicle design featuring test coupons for comprehensive reliability test series has been defined as target application for investigation......
May 31, 2012 | Markus Leitgeb, Christopher Michael Ryder
First published in the 2012 IPC APEX EXPO technical conference proceedings. Considering technological advances in multi-depth cavities in the PCB manufacturing industry, various subtopics have materialized regarding the processing and application of such ...