DV Hardware - bringing you the hottest news about processors, graphics cards, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, hardware and technology!
   Home | News submit | News Archives | Reviews | Articles | Howto's | Advertise
DarkVision Hardware - Daily tech news
July 21, 2019 
Main Menu
News archives

Who's Online
There are currently 186 people online.


Latest Reviews
Ewin Racing Flash gaming chair
Arctic BioniX F120 and F140 fans
Jaybird Freedom 2 wireless sport headphones
Ewin Racing Champion gaming chair
Zowie P-TF Rough mousepad
Zowie FK mouse
BitFenix Ronin case
Ozone Rage ST headset

Follow us

Dutch researchers make flexible ceramics for circuit boards

Posted on Wednesday, February 03 2016 @ 15:51:42 CET by

ARS Technica reports Eurekite, a Dutch startup at the University of Twente, has discovered a new material it calls "flexiramics". As the name suggests, this material is a flexible type of ceramics. It's a foldable, tissue-like material that could be used for circuit boards, it's non-conducting, non-flammable and resistant to high temperatures:
"The discovery of flexiramics came as a surprise," Gazquez said. "It happens sometimes that you discover something you're not looking for. I took [the samples] out after an experiment and saw it was a flexible material, so my first reaction was—okay, it didn't work. But soon after I realised it didn't burn."

Eurekite's plan is to use the new material to manufacture a flexible ceramic PCB (printed circuit board) for heavy-duty electronics that would combine the flexibility and light weight of a polymer with the thermal and dielectric (electrically insulating) properties of a ceramic. A 10 by 10 cm piece of the material will cost under €1, while the market price of a PCB based on it will be "similar" to those currently used in the industry, Gazquez said.



DV Hardware - Privacy statement
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2002-2019 DM Media Group bvba