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Flex007 Interview by Dan Beaulieu During IPC APEX EXPO 2020 in San Diego, Carey Burkett, VP of Flexible Circuit Tech- nologies, sat down for an interview with Dan Beaulieu. The two discussed the company's expansive growth, the current flex and rig- id-flex landscape, and FCT's drive to provide complete solutions from rigid and flex circuits through box build. Dan Beaulieu: Good morning. Today, I'm pleased to talk to my friend Carey Burkett from Flexible Circuit Technologies in Minneapolis, Minneso- ta. Carey, thanks for being with me today. Carey Burkett: Thanks for having me, Dan. Beaulieu: This is a very interesting company that I've gotten to know in the last few months 64 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2020 and one of the fast-growing success stories in North America. You're a global company; I want to learn a little more about that. Carey, what can you tell me about your company? Burkett: First of all, Flexible Circuit Technolo- gies is a supplier of flexible circuits, rigid-flex, flexible heaters, and membrane switches, and then we also do specialized EMS assembly ser- vices all the way to complete box builds. We do it all. Beaulieu: Is it true that your company started out doing just flexible circuits? Burkett: Yes. In fact, that's very important in today's marketplace. Flex and rigid-flex are growing extremely rapidly. Engineers are being forced into those technologies due to a wide array of topics, whether it's miniaturization, Flexible Circuit Technologies: 'We Do it All' Carey Burkett

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