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ProductQ-Prime® - LED circuit
“I think between standard flex or rigid flex and print electronics, we have the entire suite that's required to have everything talk to each other and stay connected.”
— Joan Vrtis, CTO, Multek
Redesigning LED for improved ROI
Flex engineers saw an opportunity to optimize LED solutions for customers in the automotive industry by making the flexible circuit technology lighter, simplifying the design and reducing costs.
Flex developed a more cost-effective LED lighting solution with a simplified design that could dissipate heat more efficiently and better suit the desired vehicle design.
Pushing the boundaries of design
The material science and interconnect product development teams at Multek, a fully owned subsidiary of Flex, pushed the boundaries of electrical, thermal and mechanical requirements for LEDs. The result was Q-Prime, a circuit with a proprietary thermally conductive adhesive and a thin composite structure. This LED lighting solution enables:
- Lower component operating temperatures via its design of copper on one side and aluminum on the other side, which disperses heat faster
- Significant weight reduction with aluminum that is 90% thinner than previous solutions
- Cost reduction by eliminating tools in the manufacturing process
- Flexibility for processing, yet sufficient rigidity to hold shape when bent
Today, Q-Prime is the only thermal management circuit processed in roll-to-roll format that is thin and flexible enough to fold and hold a bend. No other product offers this combination of flexibility, thermal performance is light weight.
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