Advances in Producing Functional Circuits on Biodegradable PCBs

  title={Advances in Producing Functional Circuits on Biodegradable PCBs},
  author={B{\'a}lint Kov{\'a}cs and Attila G{\'e}czy and Gergely Horv{\'a}th and Istvanne Hajdu and L{\'a}szl{\'o} G{\'a}l},
In this paper a summary of our novel research results are presented about advances in producing functional electronic devices on environmentally friendly Printed Circuit Boards. The process of production and selected examples are shown for functional electronics (different RFID cards, with Mifare 1K IC and a functional MP3 player). Avoiding traditional epoxy-based FR4 substrates in production may help in the reduction of harmful e-waste materials. The prototyping and production steps are… 
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  • A. Géczy, L. Gál, I. Hajdu
  • Engineering
    2015 38th International Spring Seminar on Electronics Technology (ISSE)
  • 2015
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  • Materials Science
    2012 IEEE 18th International Symposium for Design and Technology in Electronic Packaging (SIITME)
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