TTM Technologies | Date: 2013-03-28
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method of fabricating an interconnect comprising aligning and stacking a plurality of printed circuit boards with at least one adhesive component, laminating the printed circuit boards and the adhesive component, preparing bonded pair holes, depositing a copper seed layer, forming a copper plate image, electroplating a copper layer, removing a plate resist and depositing an insulator layer.
TTM Technologies | Date: 2015-08-10
Printed circuit boards; electronic back panel assemblies, namely, graphics cards, video display cards, electronic circuit cards, all for use with personal computers and personal cellular telephones; electronic wire harnesses and custom electronic cable assemblies comprised of electric connectors, electrical adapters, connection cables, cable connectors and electrical connectors; and custom electronic enclosures, namely, cases for panel mounted, electronic instruments in the nature of logic analyzers. Manufacture of printed circuit boards, electronic backpanel assemblies, electronic wire harnesses, custom electronic cable assemblies, and custom electronic enclosures to order and/or specifications of others.
News Article | November 18, 2010
There’s not a lot of juicy info here, but it seems that some Chinese component makers have been confirmed as first-tier manufacturers for the new iPad. The timing puts the new iPad in early 2011, almost certainly in January, a year after the initial launch. Has it really been that long? Digitimes reports that Ibiden, Tripod Technology and TTM Technologies will start shipping PCBs to Apple in December and other companies will be added to the lineup in February, when sales start picking up. Unfortunately, nothing was revealed other than the above, which admittedly wasn’t much in the first place, but this is just the first chatter surrounding the new device, and paying close attention to these reports may allow us to glean a little info here or there on what the update might bring.
News Article | February 9, 2009
TTM Technologies, a Santa Ana, CA-based maker of printed circuit boards for electronics, is closing its facility in Redmond, WA, according to the Washington State Employment Security Department. The closure affects 369 workers, and is effective March 16, 2009. TTM has about 4,000 employees, spread among its facilities in California, Washington, Utah, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and China. Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @gthuang
News Article | November 21, 2010
Only last week, the iPad was declared one of the greatest innovations of 2010 by Time magazine. But we're already receiving reports that components for the iPad successor, let's call it 'iPad 2.0', have been selected and approved with production set to accelerate come February, suggesting the next-gen Apple [AAPL] tablet will ship in Q1. I've gathered my thoughts and this is what I think we might know about iPad 2.0, even as we head into an iOS Christmas. It will be a global traveller Sure, the iPad can handle 3G and Wi-Fi, two pretty much universal standards, but Wedge Partners analyst Brian Blair expects Apple will introduce a "World iPad" based on one of Qualcomm's multimode CDMA-GSM chips. [This story is from Computerworld's Apple Holic blog. Follow on Twitter or subscribe via RSS to make sure you don't miss a beat.] He informs us Apple's reducing manufacture of 3G model iPads and says the company aims to sell 48 million iPads next year. It will have cameras We've heard reports of 5-megapixel CCDs being manufactured by Omnivision for the next-gen iPad. Rest assured, it will have cameras and will run Facetime. This attempt at predesigning a feature for the follow-up is typical Apple. It wouldn't really have hurt to include this in v.1. It will be thinner, it will be lighter There's two reports circulating suggesting this. Apple's recent move to license LiquidMetal technology, which combines strong corrosion-resistant metals like titanium with a process that makes the material molten, like plastic. A report published today explains Apple's carbon fiber design patent, which would suggest a light but very strong carbon fiber frame. Carbon fiber is brittle, though -- so could Apple choose LiquidMetal to create a super-strong, super-light and super-thin frame? That Wedge Partners report referred to above suggests it will be. It will be faster I stuck my neck out some time back to suggest Apple will develop a processor based on the potentially multi-core ARM Cortex A9 chip, which Apple may call the A5, as successor to this year's A4 chip which drives all iOS devices. Speed won't stop there: expect better graphics support and double the memory (at least at the top end). There is a chance Apple may even leapfrog the A9 and go for the successor to that processor, ARM's 'Eagle' in an attempt to beat down existing competition. I'm not sure we need this beefed-up just yet, but given AAPL's continued command of flash memory sales, by dint of it being the world's biggest flash customer, there's no reason not to anticipate a 128GB iPad -- though this would bite at the heels of the recently-introduced MacBook Air. Ibiden, Tripod Technology and TTM Technologies have been named as the initial PCB suppliers (Digitimes). I don't agree with Goldman Sachs who believe the new iPad will use mini USB, though upcoming European standardization may demand this. The display will be higher-res Apple will say with flourish something along the lines of: Maybe not magical, but it will provide a fantastic viewing experience. You'll watch TV on it, just like Steve Jobs does (perhaps) on his iPad 2.0 prototype. Given Apple is said to be testing ultrathin glass-based touch panels, it is hard not to imagine the next-gen iPad will be even thinner than the existing model. I've always had the notion that an iPad Pro would broaden Apple's tablet market, but Apple says touch for Macs will be via trackpads of various kinds. The appearance of the Mac App Store will engender a huge increase in Mac apps, and many of these will be designed to use elements of touch. You'll be surprised how similar the user experience of the Mac apps and their iPad equivalents will become over time, particularly within Lion. There will eventually be a Mac OS X/ iOS convergence, but only where an evolution makes user-focused sense. I don't expect a major iOS upgrade until June, when the iPhone 5 is likely to appear. OS focus for early next year will be on Mac OS X. Right now, Apple holds 95 percent of the tablet market. There's no danger it will lose this advantage. Around 80% of people planning to buy tablets intend to buy iPads, according to a recent ChangeWave survey. Competitors will be challenged if they try to match Apple on features, design, technical specs or anything else. And one more thing They say that if you don't know your history you'll be destined to repeat it. Some Apple-watchers truly believe this, and yet they then choose to ignore what they know. Take the statement that "Apple doesn't really focus on price." Many believe this is true. Not for the iPad. Apple says it has done what it could to keep existing prices low. Include iPad sales with Mac sales and Apple is the world's biggest PC maker - even Microsoft seems to get it now. Don't be surprised if Apple hasn't applied some ingenuity to its future iPad in order to see if it can't clip more dollars off the cost. Apple knows this is a platform war, and it has no intention of repeating its history as evinced by the battle for desktop computing. I'm expecting ever-more aggressive prices as the iPad becomes an ever-more mass market device sold to millions. Keep up with the Apple Holic, follow the blog on Twitter or RSS.