As the telecommunication, big data analytics and high frequency spectrum expands, every key player in the electronics industry is keen to tap the market opportunities. Electronics device manufacturer will rely heavily on the PCB manufacturers to supply and support their systems for these emerging high technology markets.
Based on the current market opportunity trend in hardware electronics, our high technology road map is focused on the following sectors.
(1) PCBs for electronic devices in Industrial Automation and Mass Transit: Traditionally trains, buses and trucks, airplanes and ships use large mechanical devices with big motors, levers, bearings, etc. that are controlled by actuators. A lot of electronics goes into all these systems as many of the actuators are controlled electronically. Many pneumatic actuators are similarly controlled by electronics. With more complex monitoring and control that are taking place in new transit systems, we will be seeing increasingly more electronics. Ultimately, all of these technologies, in road transport, railroads, aerospace and sea transits, translate into laying out a road map for high end PCBs needed by them. Of course, autonomous driving is the end goal in some of these applications, wherein there are sort of different levels of automation. Usually level zero is when the driver is in sole control and the state of automation gradually progresses up to level five whereby the vehicle is entirely autonomous and may not even have a steering wheel.
(2) ) Medical/Pharmaceutical devices. (a) Rigid and flexible PCBs for high density interconnects required for telecommunication. Medical professionals and surgeons will be interacting remotely with the patient and hospital staff to monitor and control actual medical procedures, diagnosis or analysis of patient's data. Cross functional teams from multiple locations worldwide will interact with each other in critical situations either for an individual patient or for a massive disaster affected zone. Solutions for addressing these situations will need reliable, high technology PCBs. Similarly, telecommunication will be required for medical implants in patients, and R&D on genetic engineering will require remote electronic data exchange among different research teams at multiple locations. (b) PCBs for non RF applications include more ergonomic beds, chairs and other accessories directly controlled by patients, and other diagnostic tools.
(3) Power Electronics. Advanced PCBs will be required for renewable and green energy power generation units. Examples are solar devices, lithium-ion battery, DC power supply rectifiers, automotive industry, etc. Extensive use of RF and digital PCBs are required in such installations.
(4) Thermal Management. We have an extensive R&D portfolio and experience in making PCBs that need effective thermal management for a variety of RF/analog, digital or hybrid circuits. We tailor the thermal material compositionally to meet specific requirements of the customer in terms of thermal, mechanical and environmental stability of the overall electronics device and module, and offer design guidelines to meet each customer's specific application.