In many types of applications, including those used in high-frequency devices or those in compact networks, ceramic substrate options provide a superior choice for both thin and thick film parts. With both traditional as well as advanced options in these substrates, there is a wide range of different options to choose from to suit specific types of applications.
The choice of options isn’t the only reason why the various types of ceramic substrate have increased in popularity in these types of applications. In fact, there are several reasons why they are a much more effective choice than plastics or other substrate options.
Good Wear with Low Density
Ceramics, as a general category, are very resistant to wear. This is important in applications where a long-life cycle and dependability is a critical part of performance claims and marketing programs.
Resistance to wear means that the microelectronic or electric component will be more resistant to failure. In cases like medical devices or in the military, defense or telecommunication industries with is always an important consideration for the OEM.
Low density means that the components can be streamlined. In the use of microelectronic components this low density is extremely important.
Corrosion and Temperature
Different types of ceramic substrate will have varying resistant to exposure to chemicals, but all are considered superior to most non-ceramic alternatives. The range of temperature for the use of these materials is also wider than non-ceramics, which makes them appropriate even for extreme types of environmental applications.
Finally, ceramic materials, even for the advanced ceramics, is plentiful and low cost to produce. This results in a lower overall cost to produce thick and thin substrates and packages while sacrificing nothing with regards to strength, wear and chemical resistance as well as durability and life cycle factors.
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