New Trends in PCB Technology Development

Sep. 17, 2022

PCB manufacturing is the transformation of a circuit board design that meets design specifications into a physical PCB. outsourcing is typically done by a contract manufacturer (CM) that strictly follows the specifications provided by the designer. Certain critical factors (e.g. PCB substrate selection, layout strategy, surface coating requirements) are determined prior to manufacturing, and these factors may affect manufacturing yields and product performance. Therefore, it is important for any PCB designer and manufacturer to understand the PCB manufacturing process and its trends.


The growing demand for digitization in consumer and industrial electronics is driving many innovations in the PCB manufacturing process. Advanced PCB substrate materials such as epoxy resins and polyamides meet the needs of the growing global PCB market. Recycling of PCBs is now receiving extensive attention to meet environmental and sustainability guidelines set by government authorities.


The communication and automotive industries are the major applications driving the global PCB market. Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and 5G mobile communications are also affecting PCB manufacturers, bringing about a revolution in PCB design and manufacturing technology. TOPFAST will introduce the latest PCB design and manufacturing trends now.


TOPFAST High Frequency PCB

TOPFAST High Frequency PCB

Flexible Printed Circuit Boards


One of the rapidly growing trends in PCB manufacturing is the use of flexible PCBs, as they can be turned into any shape or size. The advantages of flexible PCBs include smaller size, greater flexibility and multiple substrate options. These features make them best suited to the requirements of medical, wearable and other specific applications.


TOPFAST Double-Sided Flexible PCB

TOPFAST Double-Sided Flexible PCB

High Density Interconnects


Automation in every area has led to an increased demand for high-density interconnect (HDI) PCBs because they provide reliable and high-speed signal transmission. HDI PCBs offer smaller alignment widths, which increases wiring density. The reduced number of PCB layers also reduces production costs. As a result, HDI PCBs are critical in smart applications such as aerospace, medical, and wearable technology devices.


High Power PCBs


With the focus on renewable energy sources such as solar energy, the demand for high-power PCBs is growing significantly. Most solar panels operate in the 24 V to 48 V range. In addition, electric vehicles have increased the demand for high-power boards. Accommodating long-lasting battery packs will allow for longer product run times, which requires high-power circuit board designs with efficient heat dissipation.


PCB auto-assembly machine


PCB design technology is also optimizing efficiency by introducing automatic layouters and automatic routers in EDA tools. This automation is accelerating design time to market and improving quality. Looking ahead, CAD systems will be integrated with the process to increase design and simulation speed.


Smart Device Requirements


With the trend toward connecting smartphones to smart homes or smart offices, the demand for smart devices continues to grow. Such applications require scalable and securely connected devices. This could be a huge source of revenue in the future and therefore requires PCB manufacturers to be flexible and adaptable to capture the market.

TOPFAST Consumer Electronics PCBA

TOPFAST Consumer Electronics PCBA

Address of Plant

Factory Address1:

3rd Floor, Building B4, Yanchuan North Industrial Park, Songgang Street, Baoan District, Shenzhen

Factory Address2:

5th Floor, Building B, Huachuang Science and Technology Park, No. 2, Environmental Protection 4th Road, Xintang Town, Zengcheng District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province

Office Address:

Room 1205~1208, Block A, Dongling Plaza, Qichecheng Dadao, Xintang Town, Zengcheng District, Guangzhou city, Guangdong province , China