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76 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I APRIL 2020 crisis. Royal Flex Circuits manufactures rig- id, rigid-flex, and flexible printed circuits. The company has an inventory of copper-clad cores and prepreg, allowing it to start production as soon as the design files arrived from ventilator manufacturers. Advantages of Using ZIF Connectors as a Termination Method E There are many types of connectors and ter- mination methods available when designing a flexible circuit. One of the most common is the zero insertion force (ZIF) connector. The reason why the ZIF connector is so pop- ular is that they eliminate the requirement for an added connector. They create a direct connection from the circuit to the mating connector reducing overall weight and cost. Here are a few general facts about ZIF con- nectors. Flexible Circuit Technologies (FCT) Appoints Edward "TJ" May to Director of Business Development E Carey Burkett, vice president of business de- velopment for Flexible Circuit Technologies, announced the appointment of industry veter- an TJ May to the position of director of busi- ness development. APCT Now Offers Quick-turn Capabilities for Their Rigid-flex Product E After a year-long expansion that has allowed our company to innovate our process and in- vest in new manufacturing equipment, along with the ongoing search and acquisition of high-end personnel, APCT Anaheim is now proud to announce that they are capable of offering quick-turn production for its rigid- flex product. With DIS, Accurate Registration is Everything E In this video interview from IPC APEX EXPO, Pete Starkey and Jesse Ziomek, VP of sales for DIS, discuss how the company achieves ulti- mate accuracy in layer-to-layer registration, not just in rigid multilayers, but also in flex and rigid-flex builds. Jesse also comments on keeping technology exciting enough to attract young engineers into the industry. Multi-board Etching: Managing Rigid-flex Designs and Conductivity E Good troubleshooting techniques involve con- sidering a system as individual parts rather than as a whole. The same techniques apply to your work with multi-board PCB designs. Each board consists of a single unit that has its own lifecycle. Some product designs may use a single PCB design for multiple functions or for multiple devices. Others may interconnect multiple PCB designs. Lenthor Engineering Remains in Full Operational Mode During COVID-19 Advisories E Lenthor Engineering Inc.—a California-based designer, manufacturer, and assembler of rigid- flex and flex PCBs—announced that the com- pany is fully open for business and is ready and willing to support your requirements. This action ensures that Lenthor is able to contin- ue to move products and continue to deliver against the vital needs of our customers. Royal Flex Circuits Supports the Production of Ventilators for Medtronic E Royal Flex Circuits in Santa Fe Springs, Califor- nia, is uniquely positioned to help out in the

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