These days, flexible printed circuit boards are used in all areas of electronics. They are usually bent, twisted or folded to fit into the product housing. Flexible PCBs are primarily used in place of wiring and plug connections or to create connections and configurations that would not be feasible with a rigid PCB.
AT&S manufactures flexible printed circuit boards mainly for the medical technology sector, where they are used in devices such as hearing aids and implants. The flexible installation options and high level of miniaturisation allow new functions to be added to such devices without increasing the size. For example, a modern hearing aid can now be connected to a doorbell, the TV or the wearer’s smartphone, thanks to the technology embedded in the compact design of a flexible PCB.