Optical waveguides based on organic materials have been fabricated in a laboratory environment but the scaling and manufacturing processes needed to produce these waveguides have been scant. The volume production of low loss organic waveguides in a conventional state of the art Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturing plant has proven to be challenging both from processing and equipment set perspectives.
In collaboration with IBM and Dow Chemicals, Endicott Interconnect (EI) has developed scalable processes that can be implemented in a manufacturing environment.
The BEST PCB Repair Kits are designed to meet the quality of original trace, pad, and plated thru-hole assemblies. These kits give you the tools you need for fast repair and modification of lands, traces, contact fingers, SMT pads, plated hole connections, and PCB base board material.
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