AT&S industrialises leading-edge technologies for its core business segments Mobile Devices, Automotive, Industrial, Medical and Advanced Packaging.
Smart quality controls in PCB production
Printed circuit boards are the nervous system of all electronic devices. Whether for mobile devices or in the automotive, industrial and medical sectors. The areas of application are diverse, as is PCB production. Around 150 complex work steps are required for a single circuit board before it is ready for use.
AT&S enables customer visits via VR
The coronavirus pandemic reinforces trends that have been imminent for years and are now becoming reality due to the strict COVID-19 measures. AT&S has developed a concept for conducting virtual audits in which the customer or partner does not have to be physically present on site; rather they can visit the plant virtually thanks to technical tools such as VR glasses and video streaming. This innovation will also be used after the pandemic.
AT&S develops new solutions for autonomous driving
Step by step, autonomous driving is increasingly becoming a feature of our mobility. With each step, ever-larger data volumes need to be processed fast to allow quick reactions to any given situation. AT&S is developing a robust and resilient interconnect concept for a high-performance computer chip.
AT&S teams up with IMST for high-frequency solutions
AT&S has joined forces with Germany-based design house IMST to develop high-frequency technology solutions.
AT&S fights energy losses in microelectronics
Energy plays a crucial role in microelectronics. As electronic components are becoming increasingly more powerful, they also require more energy. Scientists and technology companies therefore aim to develop methods and technologies to generate more energy and/or reduce energy requirements. AT&S is joining the fight against energy losses in microelectronics
Accreditation opening doors in aerospace sector
With the NADCAP accreditation, the Austrian high-tech company has been recognised as a supplier of highest quality standards in aircraft construction. The accreditation is now opening new doors in the aerospace sector.
Advanced PCB and packaging technology innovations
At the Red Bull Ring, where high-performance racing cars usually run laps, AT&S presented current trends, challenges and solutions for PCBs and connectivity solutions at the 15th Technology Forum. The choice of venue at the Formula 1 racing circuit highlighted many parallels between the two fields, success in both depends on maximum speed, high efficiency, reliability and innovative cutting-edge technology.
Improving efficiency in cars for electromobility
To improve the efficiency in modern cars on the way to electromobility and in challenging industrial power conversion applications the power density has to be increased without limitations on performance and reliability. Based on the AT&S ECP (Embedded Components Packaging) technology active and passive components have been integrated into PCBs for low-power designs and are used in volume production meeting high-quality requirements.
Innovations for electromobility and automated driving
Electromobility and automated driving are the two defining trends in the automotive industry with high growth potential, but also technological challenges. For example, hybrid and/or electric powertrains require, among other things, efficient power electronics for the major subsystems such as inverters, on-board chargers or DC/DC converters.
Interconnection tech for next-gen 5G mobile communications
Significantly higher data rates and volumes together with high power densities are resulting in rising requirements for interconnection technologies, too. The new 5G mobile communications generation is undoubtedly an overarching and defining trend here, with applications ranging from infrastructure (base stations) to terminal devices (mobile phones), as well as real-time automation scenarios.
A look into the future of connection technology
In Velden (Austria), AT&S has presented technologies and trends in connection solutions at the 14th AT&S Technology Forum. Numerous interested customers were able to find out about the latest developments in the electronics and printed circuit board industry for areas such as mobile devices, automotive, industrial, communications and medical technology and to exchange views with the AT&S experts.
Devices become extremely reliable thanks to PCB tech
The trend for miniaturisation and digitalisation is shaping medical technology, too. Systems and components for treatment, diagnosis and patient monitoring are becoming ever smaller and more powerful. In medical technology, more than any other field, safety and reliability – despite progressive miniaturisation – are an absolute priority, since reliable functioning can be vitally important.
Cool designs for miniaturised high-power applications
Some major concerns for modern electronic applications include miniaturisation and increasing power densities. The lifetime of electronic applications can be dramatically reduced by the increase of the working temperatures by just a few degrees. Further, the insulation of the whole printed circuit board (PCB) from the environment in order to provide efficient protection against humidity and dust for certain applications turns heat dissipation an ...
Paving the way for autonomous driving and high-speed communication
The automotive industry is focusing its efforts on developing solutions for autonomous driving and car-to-car communication. At the same time, the communications industry is moving towards 5G, and broadband networks are becoming ever faster. Large and complex volumes of data need to be transmitted securely in fractions of a second. Demanding applications such as these require specially developed printed circuit board (PCB) and interconnection tec...
ECP technology enables evaluation of converter on GaN basis
Fraunhofer IAF has developed a fully integrated monolithic multilevel converter in high-volt AlGaN/GaN-on-Si technology. The integrated inverter circuit is designed for maximum voltages of +/- 400 V and currents of 5 A. The multilevel converter on an area of just 2 × 3 mm² comprises four transistors and six diodes. It provides a perfect solution for compact voltage converter applications. It was possible to demonstrate DC/AC inverter o...
AT&S joins others to advance key technologies
AT&S is participating in the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation programme along with 11 other organisations who are collaborating on a key GaNonCMOS project. AT&S is also participating in the Panel-Level Packaging Consortium managed by Fraunhofer IZM.
World’s smallest speaker uses PCB technology
Graz-based start-up USound, in partnership with several Fraunhofer Institutes (IDMT, ISIT, IIS and IZM) and utilising PCB technology together with system integration expertise from AT&S, has developed what is not only the world’s smallest speaker, but also the first based on MEMS. The product is protected with numerous patents. MEMS are silicon chips or substrates with very small feature sizes, that have mechanical and electrical functi...
MEMS-based micro speaker uses PCB technology
In partnership with several Fraunhofer Institutes (IDMT, ISIT, IIS and IZM), USound has utilised PCB technology with system integration expertise from AT&S to develop what it claims to be the world’s smallest speaker and also the first based on Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS).
Product development faces the challenges of advancing miniaturisation
At Nepcon 2017 (18-20 January 2017) in Tokyo, AT&S will be presenting technologies as a response to current challenges in telecommunication, automotive electronics, wearables and medical electronics. Advancing miniaturisation, high data rates and/or high frequencies, power electronics with increasing current densities and rising thermal problems, as well as optimised production processes are the challenges that modern applications face.
Latest trends in PCB technologies
AT&S Americas is staging its Tech Days on September 12-13 in Santa Clara, California. During the first day, technical seminars and presentations from AT&S and partners will highlight the latest innovations and market trends for PCB technology. The event will take place at the Santa Clara convention centre.