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1 ProSurf Birmingham Medical Institute 21 st February 2008 Technology Roadmap and technology developments including material and process developments for the PCB manufacturer John Ling, Marketing Director & Michael Weinhold, Technical Director European Institute of Printed Circuits 1

2 Introduction overview Why are roadmaps needed? How will the ProSurf EU sponsored project help the SME in the PCB field? What is the role of the EIPC Market segmentation Technology exchange between companies Technology exchange between areas Training on standards and technology Organising networking events Future updates and projects 2

3 How will the ProSurf Process help the SME companies? The PCB industry in Europe consist mostly of companies belonging to the category of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Large R&D funds do not exist Knowledge base is often limited to the required needs of the customers As a consequence technology development is reactive. Proactive developments and guiding customers into new and better technology can not be justified and financed The ProSurf Technology Road Map will help to develop an understanding of existing and new global technology Technology for the benefits of the European PCB industry 3

4 EIPC Activities The EIPC is also involved in writing standards for the manufacturing of Printed Circuit Boards through cooperation with The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the IPC JISSO EUROPE and JISSO International IEC, IPC and JISSO are global associations, focused on linking and harmonising standards in the electronics industry from the silicon fabrication via chip packaging, to the assembly of electronic components. The objective for these EIPC activities is to keep the members informed about changes in technology, standards and trends in the electronics industry with a focus on printed circuit boards".

5 World Electronic Equipment by Area 2006 Source: Custer Consulting USA 5

6 Electronic Equipment Production Europe 2006 Source: Custer Consulting USA 6

7 Electronics MUST meet stringent requirements Dashboard Regulation valve Inlet valve Gearbox and shaft Source: Hot Car Project Internet Engine / passenger compartments wall years functionality or miles 7

8 Multi Company Projects are formed 8

9 World Motor Vehicle & Automotive Production Source: Custer Consulting USA 9

10 Company Standards Automotive is an important section in Europe Warranty objectives are: 15 years or miles 10

11 New Electrical Standards used for E-Hybrid Automotive application Voltage up to 400 V Battery management Solar power Other power management systems 11

12 Typical performance characteristics of different surface treatments 12

13 Surfaces for Printed Circuit Boards Application fields Today Future Mobile Phone OSP/ENIG (Nano Finish) Automotive Sn/Ag/OSP (Nano Finish) Telecom Base Station Sn/Ag (Nano Finish) Industrial Electronics HASL/Sn/Ag (Nano Finish) Military HASL/ENIG (Nano Finish) Consumer Electronics OSP/Ag (Nano Finish) 13

14 Advantages of Nano Finishes in PCB fabrication 14

15 Metallic versus Nano Finished surface treatments Wetting Angle in 15

16 First screening field test results 16

17 Where will ENIG fit? Reflow solder connection Separation crack in NiP layer in ENIG surface after reflow soldering Reliable intermetalic phase after reflow after soldering (modern Nano finish) 17

18 Market opportunity for different surface finishes HASL 26% Ag 6% Sn 5% Question: What is the potential for IONIC liquid Ag Surfaces? - OSP MM-m 2 - HASL 42.7 MM-m 2 (LF) - Ag 9.6 MM-m 2 - Sn 8.3 MM-m 2 Market potential based on date provided by Prismark for 2006 OSP 63% Focusing on surfaces that are lead free soldering compatible using nano technologies based on organic metals 18

19 The PCB market in Europe The PCB Market and its importance for Europe What type of PCB is designed and manufactured in Europe today? What type of surfaces are specified to meet industry needs for RoHS compliance? What tolerances are allowed for cost effective PCB sourcing Designing PCB for global sourcing 19

20 Road Map Details Help the industry to identify needs for changes Allow for long term strategy planning for: Investments Materials Production and Product developments Co-ordinate activities in other market segments when this makes sense PCBs Photovoltaic and others, such as PCM 20

21 New Technologies are needed to meet the industrial needs Higher packaging density More robust PCB fabrication processes Lower environmental challenge by the chemicals, manufacturing waste and end of life disposal Recycle and reuse of resources New materials and processes that allows lower fabrication cost: New materials for reuse Additive technology to use lower resources Topics: Reduction in Cu, etching solution, waste disposal, Recycle of spent solutions and higher yield in final inspection New chemistry enabling the use of existing fabrication resist IONMET and ProSurf may be the enabling route to the future 21

22 Homogeneous Materials board surface finish lead-frame coating lead-frame copper board finish epoxy copper solder glass Image source: Soldertec, UK 22

23 Introduction: The EIPC activities and connections The EIPC, it s members (135) and the impact for the PCB industry Cooperation with other association (IPC, CPCA,TPCA, HKPCA, JPCA, IPCA, VdL, FED, ICT and others) WECC involvement and standards The ECWC11 in Shanghai in March, 2008 Technology excursions to market places and fabricators in Asia Watching the Market drivers in Europe Networking to form partnerships in Europe and beyond Training about Standards and Technology to stay up to date with: Materials Technologies and Processes EU sponsored Programs: The IONMET project. What is in for the PCB industry The ProSurf project. How to benefit as a supplier and an OEM /EMS Search for ways to improve the situation of the European PCB design, fabrication and assembly industry IONMET - ProSurf Dissemination Seminar, Birmingham February 21 st, 2008 M.W-JL 23

24 JISSO International Council Affiliations International (European Electronic Components Association ) EU Japan USA JIEP JARA SEAJ JNAC IONMET - ProSurf Dissemination Seminar, Birmingham February 21 st, 2008 M.W-JL 24

25 The change of the EU in 2007 EUROPE has 47 Countries (727 million inhabitants) Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican Cit Countries under EU Regulations are 27 with 22 official languages IONMET - ProSurf Dissemination Seminar, Birmingham February 21 st, 2008 M.W-JL 25

26 The importance of the PCB industry in the SME field in Europe About 425 companies producing PCBs people employed Most companies classify for SME Data source: M.Gasch / VdL IONMET - ProSurf Dissemination Seminar, Birmingham February 21 st, 2008 M.W-JL 26

27 PWB fabricators in Europe Data source: M.Gasch / VdL Belgium: 7 Czech Republic: 9 Denmark: 8 Germany: 78 Estonia: 3 Spain: 21 Finland: 10 France: 45 Ireland: 2 Italia: 72 Latvia: n.a. Lithuania: n.a. Macedonia: 9 Nederland: 6 Norway: 3 Austria: 5 Poland: 22 Portugal: 4 Slovenia: n.a. Slovakia: 2 Switzerland: 17 Sweden: 12 United Kingdom: 55 Total ± IONMET - ProSurf Dissemination Seminar, Birmingham February 21 st, 2008 M.W-JL 27

28 PCB fabricators and split in turn over 16% 6% 34% 44% Europe Total ~ 425 < 1,5 m USD 1,5-7,5 m USD 7,5 to 25 m USD > 25 m USD Data source: IPC / M.Gasch / VdL IONMET - ProSurf Dissemination Seminar, Birmingham February 21 st, 2008 M.W-JL 28

29 The PCB situation in Europe The PCB design and fabrication situation in Europe How many new PCB are designed and manufactured in Europe today? Do the standard processes for surface finishes and plating meet industry needs and are RoHS and environmental compliance? Can the installed fabrication technology meet or exceed the present and future tolerance requirements for a cost effective PCB manufacturing and sourcing Do the designed PCB fulfill the needs for global sourcing? What alternative technologies are may be needed? IONMET - ProSurf Dissemination Seminar, Birmingham February 21 st, 2008 M.W-JL 29

30 Support by the European Commission Get exposed to new technology with the IONMET project for the new ionic liquid technology Better understand the option by working with Ionic liquids in plating and surface finishes Learn about the ProSurf project for standard plating and for a specific road map for the PCB industry covering 10 years: Processes Materials Alternative technologies IONMET - ProSurf Dissemination Seminar, Birmingham February 21 st, 2008 M.W-JL 30

31 Free copy of the EU ProSurf sponsored PCB road map (1) IONMET - ProSurf Dissemination Seminar, Birmingham February 21 st, 2008 M.W-JL 31

32 Free copy of the EU ProSurf sponsored PCB road map (2) IONMET - ProSurf Dissemination Seminar, Birmingham February 21 st, 2008 M.W-JL 32

33 Summary Involved in International activities like WECC, JISSO, ECWC, IEC and IPC Standard writing bodies Help the electronics Industry to stay focused with new product developments for the PCB and assembly industry in Automotive and other fields Provide information about the new Nano Technology based on organic metal to the PCB Industry and help to develop the full potential for the benefits of the PCB fabricators and OEMs to better understand new solutions For standard PCBs For surface treatment of solderable surfaces For in process surface passivity to enhance processing latitude For additive fabrication of PCBs Organize seminars and technical snap shots to help and enforce the learning by doing approach for PCB designers, engineers and specialist in Europe IONMET - ProSurf Dissemination Seminar, Munich, Germany, November 14,

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