Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Jan 2013 22:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is so cool, and defeninitely the future of mobile phone displays. Samsung demonstrated a prototype phone with a flexible display. Flexible displays will be more resilient than the stuff we use today, and if we ever get around to developing flexible PCBs and batteries, we'll be golden. I long for sturdy, shatterproof devices.
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Solder
by cheemosabe on Thu 10th Jan 2013 07:56 UTC
cheemosabe
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2009-11-29

PCBs aren't the problem, it's solder. Even with normal PCBs solder tends to crack after some time, especially under BGAs. This even happens with iPhones. With ROHS it's even worse as without lead solder cracks more easily. Until we find an alternative to solder flexible PCBs aren't going to happen.

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