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Benefits of Ceramic Substrate Materials

There are many types of substrates for printed circuits. Some are thick, and some are thin while others have aluminum or beryllium compounds, FR-4, and even ceramic substrate material. All of these materials offer specific benefits, but ceramic is best for several applications. Let’s check out some of these benefits.

What are Ceramics?

Perhaps you think of statues or sculptures when you think about ceramics. Maybe its ceramic coated exhaust systems for high-performance engines? The truth is, there are two types of ceramics. Traditional or standard which contain cement, clay, and silicate glass. The new advanced ceramics contain oxides, nitride compounds, carbides, and non-silicate glass. These materials make up modern ceramic substrate for electronics.

Benefits

Here are some advantages of the new ceramics:

  • Withstand high heat
  • Resistant to corrosion
  • The hard surface is long wearing – ceramics are stiffer and harder than steel.
  • Excellent insulation for both heat and electricity – when used as substrates, you can install bare wiring without any concerns about short circuits. The surface also resists overheating.

When you add these benefits, you get a material with a low density yet resists wear and tear. In a corrosive environment, you enjoy excellent wear resistance even in high ambient temperatures. You’ll find new ceramics in many industries including:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Military
  • Medical
  • IT services
  • Communications
  • Construction

NEO Tech and Ceramics

We make both LTCC and HTCC ceramic substrate products. They are the perfect solution for many PCBA and microelectronics applications. NEO Tech’s facilities serve the defense, medical, and telecommunications markets. We produce high-quality microelectronic assemblies and space qualified materials. You can order thick film systems for high-frequency use and a variety of applications. Call our toll-free number today at 1-818-495-8617 to find out more about NEO Tech’s electronic contract manufacturing services.

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