As a pioneer of elastomeric Inter-Connectors, Shin-Etsu offers a wide range of Z-axis conductive elastomeric Inter-Connectors and printed heat-seal Inter-Connectors for connecting various kinds of LCD's and a wide range of other components like microphones, speakers, antenna, buzzers, Multi-Chip-Modules, MEMS and PCB's.
All Inter-Connectors are custom-made per applications design and requirements using standardized technologies that do not require special tooling in most cases. Using these technologies, many derivative shapes are designed to solve a variety of interconnection problems from very small scale and high volume applications like watches and cellular phones to medium or low-volume applications like professional equipments. By co-moulding, additional mechanical or acoustic functionality can be integrated in the Inter-Connector.
For various applications, special materials have been developed in collaboration with affiliated group companies as Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. and Shin-Etsu Silicones Co. Ltd., to provide specific characteristics like low contact resistances, high durability and low material relaxation.
- Carbon elastomers - z-axis connections to LCD's or FPC's
- Metal elastomers - low resistance z-axis connections to electronic components or board to board and testing IC's
- Heatseal foils - flexible film connections to LCD's