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PCBMay is a professional semiconductor PCB manufacturer in China. We can provide many types of semiconductor PCBs for your project.

  • Over 12 years semiconductor PCB manufacturing experience
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The semiconductor industry is one of the most important industry in technology progress on the 21st centuries, because they are the foundation of modern computers.

In the case where there is no printed circuit board, the industry does not exist. Because it is considered to be the basic component of the semiconductor device, and also to be connected to the base member.

There are many different applications for semiconductor PCBs, such as computers, audio & Video equipment, wearables, smartphones, LED lighting systems, digital displays, GPS, radar & radio systems, and Navigation equipment.

As a reliable semiconductor PCB supplier, PCBMay can provide many different types of semiconductor PCBs for you. From rigid printed circuit boards, flexible circuit boards to rigid-flex PCBs, we can produce them for you.

Our sales team can follow your local working time and deal with the emails in time. Therefore, you don’t worry about the communication, even we have a different language teams to support you.

Please feel free to contact us when you have any questions.

Because most devices are now digital, Semiconductor PCBs are required. This page provides details about our advanced and basic PCBs, which are used to install semiconductor chips.

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Semiconductor PCB Series

HDI Semiconductor PCB

The HDI Semiconductor PCB is made out of high-quality laminates and prepregs. Because of this, there are additional costs. These PCBs have excellent heat resistance, which is critical. Without a doubt, these are suitable for industrial application.

High Frequency Semiconductor PCB

Mobile device sizes are assigned to High Frequency Semiconductor PCBs, especially if they are Rigid-Flex PCBs. It also fits devices with unusual shapes. It has a solid PCB core that assures appropriate performance.

Miniaturized Semiconductor PCB

The goal of Miniaturized Semiconductor PCB is to maximize functionality while reducing size. These PCBs are normally rigid-flex, so they can fit inside small devices. They are useful for IOT and smart technology.

Mobile Semiconductor PCB

Use the Mobile Semiconductor PCB, having Kingboard’s KB-6160 prepreg, when you need to maximize space and device memory. This might be a customized PCB for a smartphone or tablet.

Computer Semiconductor PCB

FR4 and durable fiberglass are used to make our computer semiconductor PCBs. Unlike competing products, this multifunctional item will last longer. We also mass manufacture of SSD PCBs, in addition to Computer PCBs.

High Power Semiconductor PCB

In HDI boards, high power PCBs are preferred. A High Power Semiconductor PCB maintains signal integrity. Our Power PCBs and Thick PCBs are extremely durable and can survive repeated use.

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  • Industrial Control Semiconductor PCB

    For Industrial Control Semiconductor PCB, we combine high TG materials like Tg170 or Tg 130 materials in the manufacturing process. In our manufacturing facility, it is absolutely necessary to secure these high Tg requirements.

  • Medical Semiconductor PCB

    Medical Semiconductor PCB applications come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are large or medium in size for use in hospitals, while others are small enough to wear. We have fabricated for various parameters including those for digital thermometers.

  • Digital Semiconductor PCB

    The application of Digital Semiconductor PCB Technology has increased, and it can now be found in routers, Wifi devices, wearables, drones, and other products. Without functional PCBs like ours, PCB engineers cannot design devices.

  • Hard Disk Semiconductor PCB

    The issue of device memory is frequently mentioned while discussing semiconductors used in hard disks and computers. Memory PCB is another form of Semiconductor PCB that PCBMay offers. It is used to store digital data or MOS memory.

  • Sensor Semiconductor PCB

    Temperature, proximity, acceleration, pressure, and light are among sensors that Semiconductor PCBs can detect. They are extremely beneficial in the transportation and health care industries, so products like these are in high demand.

Semiconductor PCB Advantages

Fast Delivery Time
Fast Delivery Time
PCBMay can offer 24H or 48H quick-turn delivery time for your prototypes, we use the forwarders such as DHL, FedEx, UPS, TNT, etc, which can meet your requirement.
Professional Team Work
Professional Team Work
PCBMay has one professional team from engineering, production, sales, and service support, who can support you in 7*24h, so just send your Gerber file & BOM list to us.
Cost Down
Cost Down
PCBMay can help you to put the cost down if you choose our service because PCBMay has one advanced auto production line, and there's not much labor cost.
Quality Control
Quality Control
PCBMay follows the IPC Class 2 or Class 3 quality control. There're IQC, IPQC, QPC, FQC, OQC, and provide high-quality products for customers.

PCBMay Semiconductor PCB Properties

Semiconductor PCBs cover a whole lot of products. The following general information is usually true for this type of PCB.

Base Material: Usually copper, but can be Ceramic or PTFE/Teflon

Board Thickness: >=0.65 to >=280 Mils

Thickness Tolerance: >=10 to 5-7

Layer Count: Single to 40 layers

Maximum Size: 580mm*1200mm

Board Thickness: 0.2-6.0mm

Please contact us about your semiconductor PCB order if you require any other specs not listed here.

PCBMay Semiconductor PCB Properties
PCBMay Semiconductor PCB Production

PCBMay Semiconductor PCB Production

We are a world-class quick-turn PCB manufacturer in China, and we are well-equipped to produce your Semiconductor PCB.

We specialize in quick-turn PCB board production. We offer a wide variety of PCBs with semiconductors, ICs, and BGAs.

We provide a comprehensive range of goods and services, including prototype development, low- to medium-volume pre-production, and high-volume mass production.

Count on us as your full-service Printed Circuit Board supplier, from now on!

Your Best Semiconductor PCB Manufacturer in China

We understand why customers require customized Semiconductor PCBs at PCBMay.

They are utilized in prototyping, mass production, and other applications for gadgets.

This critical component must function flawlessly in order for the electronic components to function properly.

This is why we only utilize PCB materials that are standardized. Our raw material suppliers are also OK according to international standards.

We also provide you with piece of mind. If you have an issue, we may provide a complete 8D analysis to determine the root cause.

You can count on PCBMay.

Your Best Semiconductor PCB Manufacturer in China

Why Choose PCBMay for Your Semiconductor PCB

Why Choose PCBMay for Your Semiconductor PCB
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Are you looking for a reliable Semiconductor PCB manufacturer in China? PCBMay is your best choice. We have over 500 workers in our workshop and the monthly production capacity is 40,000 square meters.

Even in the peak season, when you have large demands, we can always support you.

As an ISO 9001 and UL certificated factory, PCBMay alwyas puts the quality first. We strictly follow up 5S procedure: Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain. Every customer who has visited our factory, give us high praise.

We can also offer fast service for your semiconductor PCBs. When you need to take your semiconductor product into effect immediately, we will help you to produce the prototype of semiconductor PCB within 24h. You will receive it with 1 or 2 days after we ship it by UPS or FedEx or DHL.

We has been working with some the biggest semiconductor companies, such as Toshiba, Intel, Texas Instruments, Samsung, and Qualcomm.

Just send your inquiry to us, our sales team will support you.

Semiconductor PCB Fabrication

PCBMay provides 24 hour Semiconductor PCB, PCBA, and PCB prototype service.

Please submit any urgent or express inquiries to or chat with us here. We will immediately answer your query.

For your quick product development, we also have extra high-tech equipment and the most complete workshop facilities.

We are capable of providing you with the most cost-effective solution, without any hassle.

Semiconductor PCB Expertise

PCBMay is a well-known Semiconductor PCB maker, offering a wide range of products. Semiconductor PCBs of all varieties are covered.

We’ve been creating this kind of PCBs since 2008, and we’re also PCB assemblers.

You may trust us because our brand is recognized by a large number of clients all over the world.

Using sophisticated manufacturing knowledge, we have refined the fabrication of a variety of Semiconductor PCBs.

OEM & ODM Semiconductor PCB Applications

Semiconductor PCB for Wireless Applications

We can design new wireless PCB prototypes with radio frequency circuits and WiFi 6 technology. Complex Router PCBs can also be built with Semiconductor PCB.

Semiconductor PCB for Bluetooth Applications

In terms of Audio PCB, Bluetooth Applications for Semiconductor PCB are the most common. They can be minuscule, as those found in Bluetooth earbuds.

Semiconductor PCB for Automotive Applications

Multilayer Semiconductor PCB is available for industrial and automotive applications. These PCBs frequently have a High TG.

Semiconductor PCB for Aerospace Applications

Advanced materials such as Rogers, Arlon, and Taconic are frequently used in semiconductor PCB for aerospace applications. This is especially relevant if satellite applications are applied.

For a variety of reasons, semiconductor PCB is used in commercial and industrial applications like energy production. Its heavy-duty capability is the most appealing characteristic.

Semiconductor PCB Production Details As Following Up

Layer Count1-40layers
Base MaterialKBShengyiShengyiSF305FR408FR408HRIS410FR406GETEK370HRIT180ARogers4350BRogers4000PTFE Laminates(Rogers seriesTaconic seriesArlon seriesNelco series)Rogers/Taconic/Arlon/Nelco laminate with FR-4 material(including partial Ro4350B hybrid laminating with FR-4)
Board TypeBackplane、HDI、High multi-layer 、blind&buried PCB、Embedded Capacitance、Embedded resistance board 、Heavy copper power PCB、Backdrill.
Board Thickness0.2-5.0mm
Copper ThicknessMin. 1/2 OZ, Max. 10 OZ
PTH Wall25um(1mil)
Maximum Board Size1100*500mm(43”*19”)
Min laser drilling size4mil
Min. Spacing/Tracing2.7mil/2.7mil
Solder MaskGreen, Black, Blue, Red, White, Yellow, Purple matte/glossy
Surface TreatmentFlash gold(electroplated gold)ENIGHard goldFlash goldHASL Lead-free OSPENEPIGSoft goldImmersion silverImmersion TinENIG+OSP, ENIG+Gold finger, Flash gold(electroplated gold)+Gold finger, Immersion silver+Gold finger, Immersion Tin+Gold finger.
Min. Annular Ring3mil
Aspect ratio10:1(HASL Lead-free HASL LeadENIGImmersion TinImmersion silverENEPIG);8:1(OSP)
Impedance control±5ohm(<50ohm), ±10%(≥50ohm)
Other TechniquesBlind/Buried Via
Gold Fingers
Press Fit
Via in Pad
Electrical Test

Here there’re many laminate material datasheets, they’re useful and helpful for you, please see them:

TU-872Modified EpoxyDOWNLOAD2003403.8-4.03.8
RO 3010Cer/PTFEDOWNLOAD50010.2
RO 4003Hydrocarbon/CerDOWNLOAD>2804253.38
RO 4350BHydrocarbon/CerDOWNLOAD>2803903.48
RT/duroid 5880PTFE/GlassDOWNLOAD5002.2
ISOLAPolyclad 370HRFR4DOWNLOAD1703404.8-5.1
HitachiMCL-BE- 67GModified EpoxyDOWNLOAD1403404.94.4
MCL-LX-67YSpecial LaminateDOWNLOAD185-195325-3453.4-3.6
NelcoN4000-13Modified EpoxyDOWNLOAD210-2403653.73.6
N4000-13EPModified EpoxyDOWNLOAD210-2403503.43.2
N4000-13SIModified EpoxyDOWNLOAD210-2403503.43.2
N4000-13EP SIModified EpoxyDOWNLOAD210-2403503.43.2
ArlonArlon 25NCerDOWNLOAD2603.38
Arlon 25FRCerDOWNLOAD2603.58
Arlon 33NPolymideDOWNLOAD>2503534
Arlon 35NPolymideDOWNLOAD>2503634.2
Arlon 85NPolymideDOWNLOAD2503874.2
StablcorST325DOWNLOADThermal conductivity:75w/m.k(with 1oz copper)
ST10DOWNLOADThermal conductivity:325w/m.k(with 1oz copper)
Bergquistht-04503DOWNLOADThermal conductivity:2.2w/m.k(with 1oz copper)


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1. DHL

DHL offers international express services in over 220 countries.
DHL partners with PCBMay and offers very competitive rates to customers of PCBMay.
It normally takes 3-7 business days for the package to be delivered around the world.

DHL Forwarder

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UPS gets the facts and figures about the world’s largest package delivery company and one of the leading global providers of specialized transportation and logistics services.
It normally takes 3-7 business days to deliver a package to most of the addresses in the world.

UPS Forwarder

3. TNT

TNT has 56,000 employees in 61 countries.
It takes 4-9 business days to deliver the packages to the hands
of our customers.

TNT Forwarder

4. FedEx

FedEx offers delivery solutions for customers around the world.
It takes 4-7 business days to deliver the packages to the hands
of our customers.

Fedex Forwarder

5. Air, Sea/Air, and Sea

If your order is of large volume with PCBMay, you can also choose
to ship via air, sea/air combined, and sea when necessary.
Please contact your sales representative for shipping solutions.

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    Semiconductor PCB: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

    Do you want to learn everything about semiconductor PCBs? Well, you have arrived at the right place.

    In this FAQ guide, we will cover the most asked questions related to semiconductor PCBs.

    This article will assist you in finding Semiconductor PCB for your business or project, as well as learning everything there is to know about this sort of PCB. You’ll learn about all of the important features of the PCB, such as surface finish options, material types, and other details.

    Eventually, this shall help you in making the best buying decisions. So, without wasting any time, let us get started!


    Are Semiconductor PCBs Made of Silicon?

    Silicon semiconductor PCB

    A Silicon semiconductor PCB Unit

    Silicon is among the most widely used material in the making of a semiconductor PCB.

    After all, Silicon does not require heavy processing and is also cheaper to extract. Along with that, the working temperature range of Silicon is also quite ideal.

    It is a semi-conductor that is the most studied and researched.

    Hence, you can make use of silicon with reasonable accuracy.

    In other words, there is plenty of data to support the use of silicon in integrated chips and semiconductor PCBs.

    However, silicon is not the only semiconductor that is used in the preparation of a semiconductor PCB. Germanium is another popular material.

    However, as compared with silicon, Germanium is a thermally sensitive semiconductor.

    Hence, it is perfect for use in heat-sensitive devices.

    Engineers sometimes create an alloy of Silicon and Germanium to combine favorable properties of both materials.

    Apart from Germanium and Silicon, Gallium Arsenide is also a popular material used in semiconductor PCBs that are designed for high-speed devices.

    Though, the production of Gallium Arsenide is more expensive as compared with silicon due to the smaller size of silicon wafers.

    Wondering how PCBs are made inside factories in China?

    What Is a Semiconductor PCB?

    A green semiconductor PCB

    A green semiconductor PCB

    To understand what a semiconductor PCB is, you must first take a brief look at semiconductors.

    These are substances that act both as an insulator and a conductor.

    If the conditions are right, a semiconductor would be capable of conducting electricity.

    This is a preferable quality in instances where controlled electrical power is required.

    Semiconductors are a major component used in the electronics industry.

    A wide number of semiconductor-based technologies are available in the market including several discrete components such as LEDs, ICs, bipolar transistors, and Semiconductor PCBs.

    Therefore, the term “semiconductor PCBs” stands for Printed Circuit Boards that are based on a semiconductor.

    These are the base components on which semiconductor devices are connected. It has several applications such as used in digital displays, mobile phones, computers, and smartwatches.

    The biggest benefit of a semiconductor PCB is its smaller size (ideal for use in small devices) and a well-regulated flow of electricity.

    What Is the Difference Between a Semiconductor PCB and an Integrated Circuit?

    Integrated circuit on a semiconductor PCB

    An integrated circuit on a semiconductor PCB

    An integrated circuit is a miniature electric circuit that is welded onto a semiconductor PCB. That is because integrated circuit chips are incredibly small.

    Hence, connecting them directly to a semiconductor PCB is very difficult.

    To learn more about what an IC (integrated circuit) is, we suggest you check this video:

    Today, Semiconductor PCBs are present in all electronic devices. Apart from providing mechanical support, they are used to also allow connectivity of different parts.

    Where on the other hand, an integrated circuit is a small chip that relies on semiconductor PCBs as carriers.

    What Is the Importance of Semiconductor PCBs?

     A semiconductor material

    A semiconductor material

    Without a semiconductor PCB, an electronic device would simply fail.

    That is because different components of the device will have no connectivity with each other.

    As a result of this, no current would flow through the device.

    Semiconductor PCBs allow electricity to directly flow through in a controlled manner.

    This results in proper working of the electronic components.

    At the same time, they are very compatible due to their smaller size.

    Hence, semiconductor PCB units are used in all types of small electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops, portable electric devices, smartwatches, and a lot more.

    Another reason why semiconductor PCBs are more popular as compared with other alternatives such as vacuum tubes is their affordability.

    Since they are quite rigid, they are also shock-proof. This means that devices with semiconductor PCBs tend to have a longer lifespan.

    These points suggest that semiconductor PCBs are incredibly important and without them, portable electronic devices would not become a reality.

    What Are the Applications of Semiconductor PCBs?

    Use of semiconductor PCBs

    Use of semiconductor PCBs

    Semiconductor PCBs are used in several devices that include audio and video equipment, communication equipment, digital displays, computers, global positions systems, navigation equipment, radar and radio systems, and smartwatches.

    However, that is not all. They are found in almost all portable electric devices such as smartwatches, laptops, mobile phones, and others.

    Furthermore, they are also common in larger devices. You could say that these are the building blocks of most modern electrical devices.

    What Material Is Used in Semiconductor PCBs?

    An untreated semiconductor material

    An untreated semiconductor material

    Several different materials are used in semiconductor PCBs. First, you have silicon, which is a semiconductor that is cheap to manufacture and readily available.

    It might be among the most readily available material on Earth.

    Apart from Silicon, Germanium is also a common material that is used in the manufacturing of semiconductor PCBs.

    However, it is rare for a semiconductor PCB to be solely based on a single type of material. Often, a combination of materials is used in the manufacturing of semiconductor PCBs.

    For instance, sometimes, alloys of Silicon and Germanium are also very common semiconductor PCB materials.

    Similarly, sometimes the alloys of Silicon and Germanium may be combined with Gallium Arsenide to achieve some desirable properties.

    Apart from that, Copper is also etched onto the surface of semiconductor PCBs to achieve high electrical conductivity.

    With that, several materials for the substrates are also used that include epoxy resins, ABF resins, or BT resins. This varies depending on the required properties.

    However, as compared with the other materials, the semiconductors such as Silicon and Germanium take up most of the composition.

    Are you wondering what is a semiconductor in scientific terms? Check out this video to find out:

    Are All Semiconductor PCBs Green in Color?

    A green semiconductor PCB with multiple components

    A green semiconductor PCB with multiple components

    Typically, semiconductor PCBs come covered in a green layer that is made of hardened resin with certain pigments added for the color.

    However, sometimes they can also be made in other colors. However, it has become somewhat of a standard to produce them in green color.

    That is also because of the solder mask, which gives a bold appearance to the borders. As a result of this, the copper that is printed on the core remains protected and soldering errors can be avoided.

    How Do Semiconductor PCBs Work?

    Semiconductor PCB

    Semiconductor PCB

    A semiconductor PCB connects the electronic parts of a device and provides mechanical support.

    To enhance the connectivity between the electronic components, a semiconductor PCB makes use of conductive pathways, tracks, and traces of signals.

    A semiconductor PCB is etched with copper sheet lamination on a substrate (non-conductive) that allows the flow of electricity.

    You might want to check this video about the basic concepts in PCB design, to understand further how semiconductor PCBs work:

    How to Choose the Right Thickness for Semiconductor PCB?

    Semiconductor PCB thickness

    Semiconductor PCB thickness

    Design factors that may impact the thickness of semiconductor PCBs include board materials, signal types, b types, operating environment, the board materials, and the number of layers in the semiconductor PCB.

    Along with that, some PCB manufacturing factors may also have a considerable impact on the thickness of semiconductor PCBs.

    There includes the thickness of the copper layer, the number of layers, the drill hole equipment that is used, and the depanelization method.

    Does Semiconductor PCB Thickness Matter?

    Thickness of semiconductor PCBs

    The thickness of semiconductor PCBs

    Yes, the semiconductor PCB thickness can have a significant impact on performance. The thickness that you will choose depends on the application.

    What Factors to Consider Before Choosing the Semiconductor PCB Thickness?

    A semiconductor PCB closeup

    A semiconductor PCB closeup

    Before choosing any semiconductor PCB thickness, you must take consider several factors. First, you must check the equipment capabilities of the manufacturer.

    Simply put, you must check whether the manufacturer can manufacture semiconductor PCBs to your desired thickness.

    If you are dealing with applications that require and advanced design, you will be better off with manufacturers who can fulfill your requirements with custom designs.

    However, you must also remember that advanced techniques are more expensive. So, if you are looking for a thicket semiconductor PCB, then be ready to pay higher.

    The turnaround time is another factor that you must consider. Normally, semiconductor PCBs that have standard thickness are easy to adjust.

    It takes little time in that aspect. However, custom manufacturing semiconductor PCBs with custom thicknesses takes more time.

    This can significantly increase the turnaround time due to the delays in manufacturing. So, do not forget to discuss this aspect with your manufacturer.

    The last factor is the additional cost. Sometimes, customized thicknesses are not cost-effective in the long run. So, this is something that you need to consider beforehand.

    Simply put, you must assess the cost vs returns of getting a semiconductor PCB with a greater thickness.

    Sometimes, it can be a trade that is worthwhile in the long run even when the initial costs of manufacturing are higher as compared with standard thicknesses.

    What Causes Semiconductor PCB Failure?

    Semiconductor PCB repair

    Semiconductor PCB repair

    There are several reasons why semiconductor PCBs may fail. These can majorly be broken down into three causes that are manufacturing defects, environmental factors, and non-specific design.

    How Can the Environment Lead to PCB failure?

    Semiconductor PCB failure

    Semiconductor PCB failure

    The operating environment has a direct impact on the working and performance of the semiconductor PCB.

    Hence, it is important to design the semiconductor PCBs for optimum operation in high heat, dust, and high moisture environments.

    For instance, it is not uncommon for semiconductor PCBs to generate heat when they are operating. In that sense, almost all semiconductor PCBs work under high heat conditions.

    However, when the board is not designed to withstand high temperatures, it would lead to cracks in the solder joints.

    Along with that, the substrate materials may also break down, resulting in physical defects in the board.

    Similarly, you must keep all electronic components dust-free. And the same applies to semiconductor PCBs.

    Make sure that the internal components are free from dust and that the enclosures can prevent the dust from getting in.

    You probably know that water can damage electronic components. Similarly, semiconductor PCBs are also prone to damage if exposed to water.

    High levels of moisture in the air can also significantly damage the semiconductor PC leading to a possible failure.

    That is because moisture in the air often condenses into liquid on the surface of the board.

    What Type of Defects Can Develop in Semiconductor PCBs?

    Defects in semiconductor PCBs

    Defects in semiconductor PCBs

    Semiconductor PCBs can develop several defects on the surface level, which would eventually lead to failure.

    For instance, a low-end solder connection is one of the most common physical defects associated with cheaper semiconductor PCBs.

    However, if you buy high-quality semiconductor PCBs from a well-reputed semiconductor PCBs manufacturer, you will not have to deal with such defects.

    Apart from soldering defects, material degradation is also a common occurrence. Typically, boards that have a low CTE can end up degrading and weak.

    This is often due to an excessive amount of heat in the working environment. The solution to this problem simply lies in the design.

    So, to avoid issues like these, you must always buy high-quality semiconductor PCBs.

    With that, contamination is another major issue that can lead to defects in the semiconductor PCB.

    Sometimes, a lack of finishing on the surface or the degradation of protective coating can lead to the contamination of the semiconductor PCB layers.

    This causes oxidation, resulting in a complete failure of the PCB. This is a common problem in low-quality semiconductor PCBs. Again, the solution to this problem simply lies in the original design.

    Manufacturers must apply the surface finishing and conformal coating effectively to prevent contamination of the surface during PCB operation.

    How Long Will a Semiconductor PCB Last?

    Multiple semiconductor PCBs

    Multiple semiconductor PCBs

    The shelf-life of your semiconductor PCBs can be up to 10 years.

    However, it depends on several factors that include the quality of the semiconductor PCB, the working conditions, storage conditions, and defects.

    High-quality semiconductor PCBs can serve you well for a long time, provided that you fulfill all the prerequisites.

    Can You Repair Semiconductor PCBs?

    Semiconductor PCB repairs in progress

    Semiconductor PCB repairs in progress

    Yes, fortunately, there are several ways in which you can repair faulty semiconductor PCBs.

    However, this is not usually the work of a layman. You would be better off consulting an expert regarding their repair and remanufacturing.

    Typically, your semiconductor PCB manufacturers will be able to help you out with that. Mostly, for damages that are visible on the board, it is necessary to repair the baseboard.

    Sometimes, manufacturers do this by melting down materials and modifying the board. At times, a complete disassembly may also be required.

    In case only a certain component needs repair, simply PCB soldering might do the trick.

    So, the extent of the repairs will vary from case to case. It will directly depend on the condition of your semiconductor PCB.

    We do not suggest you try to repair the PCB back on your own.

    That is because manufacturers follow some strict ICO and IPC standards in manufacturing. And a layman is typically unaware of all the necessary codes.

    What Are the Materials Used in Semiconductor PCB Repairs?

    A single semiconductor PCB

    A single semiconductor PCB

    Typically, semiconductor PCB repairs require the very same PCB materials that are used in the original design.

    For instance, to repair any trace pathways, silver or copper will be used depending on the semiconductor PCB’s specifications.

    Similarly, many semiconductor PCB substrates are made of epoxy resin or fiberglass. The same two materials might be used in repairing the substrate.

    Sometimes, the substrate is also composed of a phenolic resin. It is a cardboard-like material that is lighter and thinner as compared with fiberglass.

    Some manufacturers and repair centers make use of Gold to improve the soldered segments on the semiconductor PCB.

    How To Check If Your Semiconductor PCB Is Faulty?

    Checking faults in semiconductor PCB

    Checking faults in semiconductor PCB

    If your semiconductor PCB suddenly stops working, there may be more than one issue with it.

    For instance, if there is some problem with the circuit board, you can easily determine what is wrong with the board by taking a close look.

    For instance, telltale signs often develop on the semiconductor PCB if it is damaged due to an electrical surge.

    In that case, there would be a burnt spot on the board. You may as well want to pay close attention to any broken traces, cracked ICs, and capacitors that may have been blown.

    If everything on the outside looks fine, then you may want to provide power to the circuit and measure voltages using a multimeter.

    The output and the input both must show the values that are expected.

    Then, check if the input voltage is 0 volts. This means that there is an issue with the fuse.

    After you replace the fuse and it breaks immediately when you power up, chances are that another component is shorted.

    Eventually, if you are unable to pinpoint the exact issue with the semiconductor PCB, your best bet would be to take it to the manufacturer.

    Why Is Copper Used in Semiconductor PCBs?

    Copper in semiconductor PCB design

    Copper in semiconductor PCB design

    The use of copper in semiconductor PCBs aids in the conduction of electricity. That is because copper on PCBs is extremely conductive.

    Hence, it can transmit electricity with great ease and high efficiency. In other words, it does not waste away much energy.

    Another reason why copper is preferred for use in semiconductor PCBs is that it is readily available and cheap to produce.

    With that, a single ounce of copper can be spread out to 1.4 thousandth part of an inch in thickness. This way, a small amount of copper can easily cover up to a square foot of substrate.

    What Causes Chemical Leakage in Semiconductor PCBs?

    Chemical leakage is one of the most common issues that occur with semiconductor PCBs. This often happens during the manufacturing phase.

    Sometimes, the manufacturers do not clean the semiconductor PCBs thoroughly. And since chemicals are used in their manufacturing, some tiny amounts can be left on the surface of the boards.

    Over time, these residues can leak into the board and spread due to humidity, resulting in either corrosion of the metal parts or short-circuit.

    Why Do Semiconductor PCBs Sometimes Burn?

    A burnt semiconductor PCB

    A burnt semiconductor PCB

    Sometimes, semiconductor PCBs can burn due to bad protection. Furthermore, an improperly sized fuse can also result in burning.

    Other reasons include high voltage or other technical errors in the manufacturing of the semiconductor PCB.

    What Are the Types of Semiconductor PCB Boards?

     A flex-circuit semiconductor PCB

    A flex-circuit semiconductor PCB

    Generally, 6 basic types of PCB boards made of semiconductors are available in the market.

    These include single-sided semiconductor PCBs, double semiconductor PCBs, multiple layer semiconductor PCBs, rigid PCBs, flex-circuits PCBs, and rigid-flex PCBs.

    In single-sided semiconductor PCBs, the components are only present on either side through hole-assembly mounting technology. Hence, these are simple options.

    As the name implies, double semiconductor PCBs have components mounted on both sides.

    At the same time, multiple layer semiconductor PCBs contain several layers. At least, these contain 3 layers. However, multi-layer semiconductor PCBs come in various forms.

    For instance, you can find 6 layers, 8 layers, 4 layers, and many other combinations. Typically, they are used in complex applications and devices.

    Rigid semiconductor PCBs are difficult to fold. Hence, they are very rigid and have high mechanical strengths.

    Hence, they are preferred in applications where high stress may be involved. They also have a much more compact design as compared with other options.

    Flex-circuits semiconductor PCBs are made with flexible substrates. Typically, Polyimide is the most common material used in the substrate.

    This gives the board a high level of flexibility which is not seen in rigid semiconductor PCBs.

    In the end, the rigid-flex semiconductor PCBs make use of both flexible and rigid board tech.

    As a result of this, these boards have features found in both flex and rigid semiconductor PCBs. Furthermore, they often contain more than a single layer.

    Though, they are lightweight and compact, which makes them suitable for use in many devices.

    For more information on the types of semiconductor PCBs, check out this video:

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