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Laser Direct Imaging of tracks on PCB covered with laser photoresist

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Laser Direct Imaging of tracks on PCB covered with laser photoresist.

The increasing demands for miniaturization and better functionality of electronic components and devices have a significant effect on the requirements facing the printed circuit board (PCB) industry. PCB manufactures are driving for producing high density interconnect (HDI) boards at significantly reduced cost and reduced implementation time. The interconnection complexity of the PCB is still growing and today calls for 50/50 μm or 25/25 μm technology are real. Existing technologies are unable to offer acceptable solution.

Credit/Source: R. Barbucha, M. Kocik , J. Mizeraczyk, G. Koziol, J. Borecki,  Polish Academy of Sciences

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