It seems like there are more myths about UV laser depaneling than there are about the Loch Ness Monster. But unlike old Nessie, UV laser depaneling myths are much easier to debunk.
Smaller and lighter printed circuit boards (PCBs) are becoming increasingly popular within the PCB industry. The old, rigid, and thick PCBs that many are used to are becoming increasingly obsolete with regard to current applications. The electronic devices that so many people rely on every day are becoming smaller and lighter. Smartphones, laptops, and many more devices are being built with portability in mind, and PCB manufacturers must respond to this trend in order to survive.
Until recently, the creation of efficient Printed Circuit Board layouts wasn’t exactly a pressing issue. Electronic devices were large, and PCBs weren’t restricted in size. Today, however, PCBs are smaller than ever before and sometimes even ultra-thin and flexible. Designers are now forced to put more powerful and complex PCBs on smaller boards. Unfortunately, the close proximity of components and traces increases the chances of failure. This means that PCB designers are investing significant resources into designing the most efficient and effective PCB layouts possible.
Consumers have been restless to see the advancements in technology for self-driving cars. Apple, Inc. has recently shown interest in joining the race to create the best automated driving service. They have called for avoiding the creation of federal regulations on testing and development.