Rigid-flex: get the book for an inside view

By TDF Editor |  No Comments  |  Posted: April 15, 2024
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Rigid-flex technology is in  increasing use for PCB design. It offers many advantages on projects that must be compact, lightweight and flexible – or any combination of them. The Internet of Things is one leading driver for the its use, but its appeal stretches across multiple markets, including consumer, wearables, automotive, mil/aero, medical and more.

The growth is notable. Zion Research found that global demand for the flexible electronics
market was $5.13B in 2015 but grew to $16.5B by 2021. That represents a CAGR of slightly above 21% over the period. It is expected to increase further to $24.8B by 2026.

An overview of the growing markets for rigid-flex technology (Siemens EDA)

Figure 1. An overview of the growing markets for rigid-flex technology (Siemens EDA)

Shifting to adopt rigid-flex design is also common to a considerable number of successful projects. Research by the Aberdeen Group has found that “best-in-class companies are 31% more likely to use PCB design tools that support advanced fabrication technologies including rigid-flex.”

If you have not yet adopted the technology or in the process of refining how you use these new techniques, a new e-book offers a starting point. Meeting the demand for Rigid-flex
PCB design sets out the various advantages and markets, and how the challenge of adoption can be addressed in the context of the market-leading PADS Professional suite from Siemens EDA.

The book is free to download and available here.


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