FCI Develops 0.20mm Pitch FPC Connector Series for Consumer Electronics

FPC connectors that feature a 0.20mm pitch and can withstand high cable-retention forces...

Etters, PA, November 11, 2010 --(PR.com)-- FCI, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, now offers a 0.20mm pitch FPC connector with a 0.90mm height. Designated the XL-Series, the FPC connector can withstand high cable-retention forces, making it ideal for consumer applications including mobile phones, smart phones, digital still cameras and other miniature consumer applications.

"The miniaturization trend within the consumer segment is one of the driving forces behind development of an even smaller-pitch, lower-height flex connector design," said Akira Nakia, global product line director, FCI.

The connector's flipping actuator facilitates secure cable assembly with click actuation, and the XL-Series devices are available with cable lock. FCI integrated these features into the new connector design to ensure compatibility for automotive multimedia applications.

The XL-Series is currently available in a 29-contact version and can be assembled with a 0.2mm-thick FPC cable. Various other contact versions will soon be available.

For additional information on FCI's XL-Series, please visit www.fciconnect.com/flex. For more information contact FCI at 825 Old Trail Road, Etters, PA 17319-7883; call 800-327-2374, email at electronics.us@fci.com or visit the web at www.fciconnect.com.

About FCI
With operations in 30 countries and sales of 935 million euros in 2009, FCI is a leading manufacturer of connectors. Our 12,000 employees are committed to providing customers with high-quality, innovative products for a wide range of consumer and industrial applications.

For more information: www.fci.com

Zac Linton