Microwave & RF Printed Circuit Boards

In order to meet increasing demands for Microwave & RF Printed Circuit Boards for our customers all around the world, we have increased our investment over the last few years so that we have become a world class manufacturer of PCB's using high frequency laminates.

These applications typically require laminates with specialized electrical, thermal, mechanical, or other performance characteristics that exceed those of traditional standard FR-4 materials. With our many years of experience with PTFE-based microwave laminate, we understand the high reliability and tight tolerance requirements of most applications.

Our experience allows us to provide our customers with most comprehensive service in circuit board production for these products as we have invested in.

Microwave and RF Printed Circuit Boards

PCB Material Stock

Because of the different feature of every RF PCB application, we have developed partnerships with the key material suppliers such as Rogers, Arlon, Nelco, and Taconic just to name a few. While many of the materials are very specialized, we do hold significant stock of product in our warehouse from Rogers (4003 & 4350 series) and Arlon. Not many companies are prepared to do that given the high cost of carrying inventory to be able to respond quickly.

Specialized Processing Equipment

Much of the processing for Microwave/RF PCB's can be done on standard fabrication equipment. However, the need for specialized equipment is requires for the most demanding designs. We have in house Plasma Etch equipment to ensure that the quality of the thru holes is at the highest level. Along with that we use Laser Direct Imaging (LDI) equipment versus the more traditional photo exposure tools so that we can hold very tight trace widths and front to back registration requirements.

  • RF Printed Circuit Boards
  • Microwave Printed Circuit Boards

Wide Ranging Capabilities

In addition to standard Microwave/RF PCB's our capabilities using PTFE laminates also include:

  • Hybrid or Mixed Dielectric Boards (PTFE/FR-4 combinations)
  • Metal Backed and Metal Core PCB's
  • Cavity Boards (Mechanical and Laser Drilled)
  • Edge Plating
  • Constellations
  • Large Format PCB's
  • Blind/Buried and Laser Via's
  • Soft Gold and ENEPIG Plating

Our Application Experience

Our experience includes applications in wireless base stations, aerospace and defense, automotive, high-speed digital, advanced chip packaging, ATE, and many other industries.

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Our History

As the oldest production Printed Circuit Board Company in North America, perhaps in the world, the 60-year plus story of Epec is connected to the development of the PCB and the electronics industry.

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  • Epec Founded in 1952
  • IPC Founded in 1957
  • Epec Builds PCB for Apollo 11