DYCONEX Printed Circuit Boards and Substrates for Medical Devices
DYCONEX specialises in interconnect solutions for implantable medical devices, avionics, aerospace and scientific equipment plus semiconductor substrates and telecommunication systems. The company’s main market is the medical sector where it supplies substrates for pacemakers and defibrillators, neurostimulation and modulation devices as well as hearing aids. Among its wide range of capabilities and services are ultra-HDI circuit boards and cables, flex and rigid-flex interconnect, liquid crystalline polymer (LCP) solutions plus microfluidic substrates on polyimide and LCP for in vitro diagnostic solutions.
A management buyout from Oerlikon-Contraves in 1991 saw the founding of DYCONEX, which has over 35 years of high-density interconnect (HDI) printed circuit board (PCB) experience.
Printed circuit boards and medical device substrates
As a leading manufacturer of high-end, high-reliability PCBs with a strong focus on high-density interconnect and high-frequency applications, the main market for DYCONEX is the medical sector, which makes up 90% of its business. In this area, DYCONEX supplies, among other things, substrates for cardiac rhythm management, including implantable pacemakers and defibrillators, neurostimulation and modulation devices as well as for cochlear- and external hearing aids.
With its traditional strong focus on the healthcare sector, DYCONEX understands the characteristics and needs of medical customers. In order to prevail at the forefront of this industry, we progressively invest in key technological trends, first-class manufacturing equipment and our highly qualified and motivated workforce.
Our modern 65,000ft² facility, including a 6,500ft² Class 10,000 clean room, offers a highly flexible production environment that meets the market’s most challenging interconnect requirements.
Ultra-HDI circuit boards and cables, LCP substrates and hermetic substrates
Our dedication to the high-end medical industry is reflected in our peerless wide range of capabilities and services, which includes:
- Ultra-HDI circuit boards for implantable medical devices and hearing-aid applications
- Ultra-HDI cables for medical imaging equipment
- Flex and rigid-flex interconnect for 3D miniaturisation
- Liquid crystalline polymer (LCP) solutions for HF, hermetic and biocompatible applications
- Microfluidic substrates on polyimide and LCP for in vitro diagnostic solutions
- Six-sigma processes
- Traceability and change management
- Outbound logistics
The expectations that leading medical OEMs place on their PCB contractor go far beyond technological skills. For sustainability in the challenging world of medical high-end PCBs, suppliers must fundamentally make a full commitment to operational excellence, ensuring repeatable and reliable volume production, and compliance to strict medical regulations. Furthermore, effective consulting services on PCB build-up, design and materials are requirements to meet medical engineering’s challenging requirements for new-generation substrates. DYCONEX offers all of that.
HDI / microvia PCBs, ceramic substrates, and batteries and hermetic feedthroughs for implants
Moreover, DYCONEX is an integral part of the MST Group, which consists of five technology companies located in Germany, the US and Switzerland. This globally active group provides innovative products and services for medical devices, especially implants, and other high-reliability / high-performance industries. The offering includes, among other things, HDI / microvia PCBs, ceramic substrates, electronic module design and manufacturing, batteries and hermetic feedthroughs for implants as well as catheter technology.
Our holistic understanding of medical device manufacturing, our technological skills, first-class production, high quality standards and our cooperative team of professionals will put your PCB ideas into practice. For more information on DYCONEX, its services and expertise, please visit our website.
Products and Services
DYCONEX AG, an MST company, has made a major investment in the MXY2 drilling and routing machine from Schmoll Maschinen.Read more
DYCONEX opened reliability testing laboratories in December 2014, expanding its Center of Competence.Read more
DYCONEX, a leading manufacturer of high-end medical PCBs, is proud to announce that it has been awarded ISO 13485:2003 certification. The ISO 13485 standard complements DYCONEX's existing ISO 9001 Quality Management System, that the company has maintained for many years and documents DYCONEX's capabilities as a supplier of high quality and reliability components to its customers in the medical market.Read more
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DYCONEX has reached yet another significant milestone in its quest to bring cutting-edge technology to the marketplace: ultra-high density LCP substrates.Read more
DYCONEX Founding Member of iNEMI’s Defining Reliability Requirements for Implantable Medical Devices Project
We are proud to announce that DYCONEX is a founding member of a project being set up by the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) entitled "Defining Reliability Requirements for Implantable Medical Devices".Read more
Since 2010, DYCONEX has been actively participating in the FP7-SME-2008-1 IMAGINE Project, which is targeted at strengthening the research capabilities of SMEs and is funded by the European Union (grant agreement no: 231997). This project aims to develop a low-cost/high-performance passive millimeter-wave (MMIC) camera front end that can be put to use in security-screening applications such as airport body scanners.Read more
DYCONEX is pleased to announce the addition of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to its service offerings. Scanning electron microscope images have a large depth of field and are high resolution, which allows for greater resolution and magnification of closely-spaced, complex features.
DYCONEX has recently qualified and released to production its Paragon Ultra 200 laser direct imaging (LDI) tool. This is the latest generation of exposure tools from Orbotech featuring maximum resolution and registration performance. Artwork generation with laser direct imaging systemsRead more
DYCONEX is following its path to six sigma quality and lean manufacturing. In 2009 a black belt project was finished, which greatly improved the acquisition process. Following that, in 2010 we launched four green belt projects with six persons successfully graded 'green belts'. These projects havRead more
We invite you to visit us at the international Microwave Symposium IEEE MTT-S IMS 2011, the principal international gathering for everyone involved in technologies associated with RF, microwave, millimeter wave, and THz frequencies. The show will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center on 7–Read more
DYCONEX is pleased to announce that is has joined the PhasedCom Eurostars project consortium, which has started the development of an innovatively shaped (non-planar) antenna based on novel, low cost, phased array technology. It will provide high-speed broadband internet connections for aircraft,Read more