Should you consider using rigid-flex technology?

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Should you consider using rigid-flex technology?

Electronic design is ever-changing to adapt with demand. The industry is currently shifting to incorporate more rigid-flex circuits as the preferred interconnect technology for items that would otherwise be off-board, or require a smaller form factor. Industries like IoT, wearables, communications, automotive, and medical are all being challenged to make products smaller, more reliable, and cheaper.  The solution to solve these design issues is rigid-flex!  In fact, the global demand for the flexible electronics is expected to generate revenue of $16.5B by 2021 and grow more than 21% between 2016 and 2021.

Here’s 8 GREAT reasons why the demand for rigid-flex is increasing:
1. Reliability
2. Less assembly steps
3. Higher temperature compliance
4. Improved signal integrity
5. Long-term material cost savings
6. Less parts to manage on BOM
7. Uses less space
8. Enables designs that would not be possible with rigid boards