Application How used Why flex circuits?
Optical transceivers substrate for components high speed, folding, packaging – replaced PCBs
High speed cables backplane interconnect high speed, ability to add components, bending
Base stations various interconnect assemblies speed, components, reliability, simplified assembly
Smart cards & RFID substrate for components thinness, component density
Radio communications interconnect RF design, assembly cost, chemical resistance
Bus bar power interconnect mechanical, thermal characteristics, ease of assembly
Disc drive interconnect dynamic capabilities