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    Alun Morgan Industry Keynote: PCB Base Material Properties and Developments

    Alun Morgan
    |  January 16, 2019

    This presentation details the development of high reliability base materials for PCBs with a focus on thermal performance, reliability and signal integrity. Classification by application as a method of substrate selection will be explored. This methodology gives the designer the flexibility to select the appropriate substrate for an application without over engineering performance that is neither required nor can be afforded. The presentation includes a straightforward guide to the PCB substrate manufacturing process emphasizing the impact of resin chemistry, material reinforcement and copper foil properties on substrate performance.

     

    View Alun Morgan's presentation slides or clips from his keynote below: 

     

    Alun Morgan On PCB Base Materials

     

    Alun Morgan On PCB Base Material Reinforcements

     

    Resin/Reinforcement Selection Considerations

     

    Alun Morgan On The PCB Base Material Production Process

     

    Alun Morgan On Thermoplastics, Thermosets, And Epoxy Resin

     

    Alun Morgan On Epoxy Curing Chemistry

     

    What Is Glass Transition Temperature?

     

    The Effect Of Structure On Glass Transition Temperature

     

    Alun Morgan On Lead-free Soldering

     

    The Influence Of TG And Fillers On Thermal Expansion

     

    Alun Morgan On Glass Fibre Production

     

    Alun Morgan On The Effect Of Filament Distribution Inside Glass Fabrics

     

    Alun Morgan On The Impedance Triangle

     

    Alun Morgan On Electrical Loss And Dipole Moment

     

    Sign up to pre-register for AltiumLive next year or try Altium Designer today.

     

    About Author

    About Author

    Alun Morgan is Technology Ambassador for Ventec International Group as well as the Chairman of The European Institute for the PCB Community, EIPC. He also holds the posts of Director and Trustee of the charity Scottish Autism.

    Alun began his career as a Research Investigator at the Institute of Physics’ Fulmer Research Institute in the UK.

    After serving as Technical Manager of a PCB manufacturer he joined the PCB materials supplier MAS Electronics going on to become UK General Manager. Following the acquisition of MAS by Isola he joined the Isola management team serving as a Director and Corporate Vice-President of Operations and Engineering of the Isola Group Worldwide.

    Alun holds a B.Sc. Honours degree in Metallurgy from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Surrey, is an Associate of the University of Surrey and a Fellow of the Institute of Circuit Technology.

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