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US20130213695A1
US20130213695A1 US13771830 US201313771830A US20130213695A1 US 20130213695 A1 US20130213695 A1 US 20130213695A1 US 13771830 US13771830 US 13771830 US 201313771830 A US201313771830 A US 201313771830A US 20130213695 A1 US20130213695 A1 US 20130213695A1
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    • HELECTRICITY
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    • H05K3/4644Manufacturing multilayer circuits by building the multilayer layer by layer, i.e. build-up multilayer circuits
    • H05K3/4652Adding a circuit layer by laminating a metal foil or a preformed metal foil pattern
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    • H05K3/00Apparatus or processes for manufacturing printed circuits
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Abstract

The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board and a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board manufactured by the same and implement a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board with improved filling property by providing a method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board including: providing a base substrate having a first inner circuit pattern layer on both surfaces; laminating a first insulating layer on a rigid domain R of the base substrate; laminating at least one circuit layer, which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate, on the first insulating layer; and removing a portion of the circuit layer, which corresponds to a flexible domain F, wherein the circuit layer includes a second insulating layer and a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board manufactured by the same.

Description

    CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
  • [0001]
    Claim and incorporate by reference domestic priority application and foreign priority application as follows:
  • CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION
  • [0002]
    This application claims the benefit under 35 U.S.C. Section 119 of Korean Patent Application Serial No. 10-2012-0017509, entitled filed Feb. 21, 2012, which is hereby incorporated by reference in its entirety into this application.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0003]
    1. Field of the Invention
  • [0004]
    The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board and a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board manufactured by the same, and more particularly, to a method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board using a flexible insulator and a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board manufactured by the same.
  • [0005]
    2. Description of the Related Art
  • [0006]
    In recent times, as the degree of integration of semiconductor elements is gradually increasing, the number of pads provided on the semiconductor elements to connect the semiconductor elements to external circuits is increasing and mounting density is also on an increasing trend. For example, when a minimum processing dimension of the semiconductor element made of silicon is about 0.2 μm, it is required to provide about 1000 pads on the semiconductor element with a size of about 10 mm.
  • [0007]
    Further, in semiconductor devices such as semiconductor packages, on which the semiconductor elements are mounted, miniaturization and thinning are needed to improve the mounting density, and particularly, in order to respond to portable information devices such as notebook personal computers (PCs), PDAs, and mobile phones, miniaturization and thinning of the semiconductor packages are needed.
  • [0008]
    In order to package the semiconductor element, it is required to connect the pad of the semiconductor element to a pad of a wiring substrate as well as mounting the semiconductor element on the wiring substrate. However, when about 1000 pads are provided around the semiconductor element with a size of about 10 mm, they are provided with a very fine pitch of about 40 μm. In order to connect the pads provided with a fine pitch to the pad provided on the wiring substrate, since very high accuracy is required for wiring on the wiring substrate or positioning upon connection, it is very difficult to apply a conventional wire bonding or tape automated bonding (TAB) technique.
  • [0009]
    Accordingly, recently, various multilayer printed circuit boards, which can mount electronic components on surfaces thereof, have been developed according to miniaturization and integration of the electronic components, and particularly, active researches on a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board, which can minimize a space occupied by a printed circuit board and be three-dimensionally and spatially transformed, are in progress.
  • [0010]
    This flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board, which consists of a rigid domain (hereinafter, R) having mechanical strength due to an embedded insulating layer and a flexible domain (hereinafter, F) that connects the rigid domains R to each other and has elasticity, is mainly used in small terminals, such as mobile phones, requiring high integration by removing an unnecessary space due to use of a connector in response to demands for high integration and fine pitches of mounted components according to high functionality of mobile devices.
  • [0011]
    When looking into a conventional method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board, first, a first inner circuit pattern layer is formed on one or both surfaces of a base substrate, and a coverlay is attached to the inner layer circuit pattern layer of a flexible domain F (step S1).
  • [0012]
    Next, a first insulating layer is laminated on a rigid domain R, and a first metal layer is laminated on the first insulating layer including the flexible domain F (step S2).
  • [0013]
    At this time, it is preferred that the first insulating layer is made of a cured insulator so that the first insulating layer is not laminated on the flexible domain F. Since the first metal layer is laminated on the first insulating layer and the first insulating layer is not laminated on the flexible domain F, the first metal layer is formed not to be in contact with the coverlay.
  • [0014]
    Next, a first window is processed by removing the first metal layer in a blind via-hole forming domain, which is to be formed in the rigid domain R (step S3).
  • [0015]
    Next, a blind via-hole is processed by processing the first insulating layer, which is exposed by the first window, with CO2 laser (step S4).
  • [0016]
    Next, a through-hole, which penetrates the entire first insulating layer and base substrate, is processed using a CNC drill (step S5).
  • [0017]
    Next, a first plating layer is formed on the first metal layer including inner walls of the blind via-hole and the through-hole (step S6).
  • [0018]
    Next, a first circuit pattern layer is formed by patterning the first metal layer and the first plating layer (step S7). At this time, the first metal layer and the first plating layer formed in the flexible domain F are removed.
  • [0019]
    Next, a second insulating layer is laminated on the rigid domain R, and a second metal layer is laminated on the second insulating layer including the flexible domain F (step S8). At this time, like the above step S2, it is preferred that the first insulating layer is made of a cured insulator so that the first insulating layer is not laminated on the flexible domain F.
  • [0020]
    Next, a via-hole is processed (step S9). At this time, the via-hole is formed by processing the second insulating layer, which is exposed by a second window, with CO2 laser after processing the second window by removing the second metal layer in a domain in which the via-hole is to be processed.
  • [0021]
    Next, a second plating layer is formed on the second metal layer including the via-hole (step S10).
  • [0022]
    Next, a second circuit pattern layer is formed by patterning the second metal layer and the second plating layer (step S11). At this time, like the step S7, the second metal layer and the second plating layer formed in the flexible domain F are removed.
  • [0023]
    Finally, a third insulating layer is laminated on the rigid domain R, a third metal layer is laminated on the third insulating layer including the flexible domain F, and a third circuit pattern layer is formed (step S12). That is, since this step, a step of forming a third build-up layer, is equal to a method of forming a first build-up layer or a second build-up layer, repeated description will be omitted.
  • [0024]
    Like this, in the conventional method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board, like the steps S7 and S11, an etching process for removing the metal layer and the plating layer formed in the flexible domain F is performed whenever forming a build-up layer. Accordingly, there is a problem of an additional increase in manufacturing costs.
  • [0025]
    Further, like the steps S2 and S8, the insulating layer is made of a cured insulator so that the second insulating layer is not laminated on the flexible domain F whenever forming a build-up layer. In case of a cured insulator, there are problems such as deterioration of filling property and an additional increase in manufacturing costs due to a curing process.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0026]
    The present invention has been invented in order to overcome the above-described problems and it is, therefore, an object of the present invention to provide a method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board using a flexible insulator and a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board manufactured by the same.
  • [0027]
    In accordance with one aspect of the present invention to achieve the object, there is provided a method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board including the steps of: providing a base substrate having a first inner circuit pattern layer on one or both surfaces; laminating a first insulating layer on a rigid domain R of the base substrate; laminating at least one circuit layer, which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate, on the first insulating layer; and removing a portion of the circuit layer, which corresponds to a flexible domain F, wherein the circuit layer includes a second insulating layer.
  • [0028]
    At this time, the first insulating layer is made of a rigid insulator, and the second insulating layer is made of a flexible insulator.
  • [0029]
    And, the rigid insulator is cured no flow prepreg.
  • [0030]
    Further, the method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board further includes, after the step of providing the base substrate having the first inner circuit pattern layer on one or both surfaces, the step of attaching a coverlay to the first inner circuit pattern layer formed in the flexible domain F of the base substrate.
  • [0031]
    Further, the step of removing the portion of the circuit layer, which corresponds to the flexible domain F, is performed through the steps of processing a cavity on an edge of the flexible domain F adjacent to the rigid domain R; and removing a circuit layer pile remaining after processing the cavity.
  • [0032]
    Further, the step of processing the cavity on the edge of the flexible domain F adjacent to the rigid domain R is performed by a laser method or a routing method.
  • [0033]
    Further, the step of laminating the at least one circuit layer, which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate, on the first insulating layer is performed through the steps of laminating a metal layer which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate; forming a plating layer on the metal layer; forming a second inner circuit pattern layer by etching the metal layer and the plating layer along a circuit pattern; and laminating a second insulating layer, which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate, on the second inner circuit pattern layer.
  • [0034]
    Further, the method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board further includes, after the step of laminating the metal layer which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate, the step of forming a via-hole by window-etching a portion of the metal layer to form a via-hole opening and irradiating laser to the via-hole opening.
  • [0035]
    Further, the method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board further includes, after the step of laminating the metal layer which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate, the step of processing a through-hole which penetrates the entire first insulating layer and base substrate.
  • [0036]
    Further, the step of providing the base substrate having the first inner circuit pattern layer on one or both surfaces is performed through the steps of providing a flexible film having a metal layer on one or both surfaces; and forming the first inner circuit pattern layer by etching the metal layer.
  • [0037]
    Further, the method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board further includes, after the step of laminating the at least one circuit layer, which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate, on the first insulating layer, the step of forming an outer circuit pattern layer on the outermost top surface of the circuit layer.
  • [0038]
    And, in accordance with another aspect of the present invention to achieve the object, there is provided a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board including: a base substrate having a first inner circuit pattern layer on one or both surfaces; a first insulating layer laminated on a rigid domain R of the base substrate; and at least one circuit layer formed on the first insulating layer and including a second insulating layer.
  • [0039]
    At this time, the first insulating layer is made of a rigid insulator, and the second insulating layer is made of a flexible insulator.
  • [0040]
    And, the rigid insulator is cured no flow prepreg.
  • [0041]
    Further, the flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board further includes a coverlay attached to the first inner circuit pattern layer formed in a flexible domain F of the base substrate.
  • [0042]
    Further, the circuit layer consists of a lower second inner circuit pattern layer; and the second insulating layer which covers the second inner circuit pattern layer.
  • [0043]
    Further, the flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board further includes an outer circuit pattern layer formed on the outermost top surface of the circuit layer.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0044]
    These and/or other aspects and advantages of the present general inventive concept will become apparent and more readily appreciated from the following description of the embodiments, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings of which:
  • [0045]
    FIGS. 1 to 21 are process diagrams showing a method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board in accordance with the present invention; and
  • [0046]
    FIG. 22 is a cross-sectional view of a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board manufactured by the method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board in accordance with the present invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERABLE EMBODIMENTS
  • [0047]
    Advantages and features of the present invention and methods of accomplishing the same will be apparent by referring to embodiments described below in detail in connection with the accompanying drawings. However, the present invention is not limited to the embodiments disclosed below and may be implemented in various different forms. The exemplary embodiments are provided only for completing the disclosure of the present invention and for fully representing the scope of the present invention to those skilled in the art. Like reference numerals refer to like elements throughout the specification.
  • [0048]
    Terms used herein are provided to explain embodiments, not limiting the present invention. Throughout this specification, the singular form includes the plural form unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. When terms “comprises” and/or “comprising” used herein do not preclude existence and addition of another component, step, operation and/or device, in addition to the above-mentioned component, step, operation and/or device.
  • [0049]
    Hereinafter, configuration and operational effect of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings.
  • [0050]
    FIGS. 1 to 21 are process diagrams showing a method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board in accordance with the present invention.
  • [0051]
    First, a method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board in accordance with the present invention performs the step of providing a base substrate having a first inner circuit pattern layer on one or both surfaces.
  • [0052]
    The base substrate 10 may be provided by performing the step of providing a flexible film 10 b having a metal layer 10 a on one or both surfaces as shown in FIG. 1 and the step of forming the first inner circuit pattern layer 10 a′ by etching the metal layer 10 a as shown in FIG. 2.
  • [0053]
    Here, for example, the flexible film 10 b may be made of polyimide resins, polyurethane resins, acrylate resins, and so on.
  • [0054]
    And, the first inner circuit pattern layer 10 a′ may be implemented by one of photolithography, E-beam lithography, focused ion beam lithography, dry etching, wet etching, and nano-imprinting.
  • [0055]
    In addition, the method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board in accordance with the present invention may additionally perform, after the step of providing the base substrate 10 having the first inner circuit pattern layer 10′ on one or both surfaces, as shown in FIG. 3, the step of attaching a coverlay 11 to the first inner circuit pattern layer 10 a′ formed in a flexible domain F of the base substrate 10.
  • [0056]
    The coverlay 11 plays a role of protecting the first inner circuit pattern layer 10 a′ formed in the flexible domain F of the base substrate 10 from external environment. For example, this coverlay 11 may be attached to the first inner circuit pattern layer 10 a′ by being pressed with a press after being temporarily bonded by hand using a soldering iron in a state of being preliminarily attached to the first inner circuit pattern layer 10 a′ using an adhesive (not shown). A material of the coverlay 11 may be a polyimide film.
  • [0057]
    Next, as shown in FIG. 4, a first insulating layer 12 is laminated on a rigid domain R of the base substrate 10.
  • [0058]
    Here, the first insulating layer 12 may be made of a rigid insulator, and specifically, the rigid insulator may be cured no flow prepreg.
  • [0059]
    That is, the first insulating layer 12 is laminated only on the rigid domain R of the base substrate 10 using no flow prepreg so as not to be laminated on the flexible domain F.
  • [0060]
    Next, the step of laminating at least one circuit layer, which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate 10, on the first insulating layer 12 is performed.
  • [0061]
    Specifically, first, a method of laminating the at least one circuit layer, which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate 10, on the first insulating layer 12, as shown in FIG. 5, performs the step of laminating a metal layer 21 which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate 10 (step S′1).
  • [0062]
    Since the first insulating layer 12 is laminated only on the rigid domain R of the base substrate 10, the metal layer 21 is laminated on the first insulating layer 12 while not being in contact with the first inner circuit pattern layer 10 a′ formed in the flexible domain F of the base substrate 10.
  • [0063]
    Additionally, the method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board in accordance with the present invention, as shown in FIG. 6, may perform the step of processing a through-hole 22 which penetrates the entire first insulating layer 12 and base substrate 10. At this time, for example, the through-hole 22 may be processed using a computer numerical control (CNC) drill.
  • [0064]
    Next, as shown in FIG. 7, the step of forming a plating layer 23 on the metal layer 21 including an inner wall of the through-hole 22 (step S′2).
  • [0065]
    This plating layer 23 may be formed by one or a combination of electroless plating, electroplating, screen plating, sputtering, evaporation, ink-jetting, and dispensing using one of Cu, Ag, Sn, Au, Ni, and Pd.
  • [0066]
    Next, as shown in FIG. 8, the step of forming a second inner circuit pattern layer 23′ by etching the metal layer 21 and the plating layer 23 along a circuit pattern (step S′3).
  • [0067]
    At this time, the second inner circuit pattern layer 23′, like the first inner circuit pattern layer 10 a′, may be implemented by one of photolithography, E-beam lithography, focused ion beam lithography, dry etching, wet etching, and nano-imprinting.
  • [0068]
    Next, as shown in FIG. 9, a first circuit layer 20 is formed by performing the step (step S′4) of laminating a second insulating layer 24, which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate 10, on the second inner circuit pattern layer 23′, and the circuit layer may be formed in a plurality of layers by repeatedly performing the steps S′1 to S′4.
  • [0069]
    Here, the second insulating layer 24 may be made of a flexible insulator. That is, unlike the first insulating layer 12 laminated on the rigid domain R of the base substrate 10, the second insulating layer 24 is laminated over the entire domain of the base substrate 10 using uncured typical prepreg, thus removing additional manufacturing costs due to curing and implementing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board with improved filling property. Further, in terms of productivity, the step of laminating the second insulating layer 24 has an advantage of utilizing an existing production line as it is.
  • [0070]
    Meanwhile, in a process of laminating the circuit layer, the step of forming a via-hole 33 by laminating a metal layer 31, which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate as shown in FIG. 10, window-etching a portion of the metal layer 31 to form a via-hole opening 32 as shown in FIG. 11, and irradiating laser to the via-hole opening 32 as shown in FIG. 12 may be additionally performed.
  • [0071]
    Next, a second circuit layer 30 is formed by forming a plating layer 34 on the metal layer 31 including the via-hole 33 as shown in FIG. 13, etching the metal layer 31 and the plating layer 34 along a circuit pattern to form a second inner circuit pattern layer 34′ as shown in FIG. 14, and laminating a second insulating layer 35 as shown in FIG. 15.
  • [0072]
    At this time, when forming the second inner circuit pattern layer 34′, in order to process a cavity 45 of FIG. 19 in the circuit layer along an edge of the flexible domain F, it is preferred to form a cavity window 36 of FIG. 14 by etching both of the metal layer 31 and the plating layer 34 in the edge portion of the flexible domain F.
  • [0073]
    Next, the step of forming an outer circuit pattern layer on the outermost top surface of the circuit layer 20 and 30 is performed, and the step of removing a portion of the circuit layer 20 and 30, which corresponds to the flexible domain F.
  • [0074]
    When specifically looking into this, as shown in FIG. 16, a metal layer 41, which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate, is laminated on the outermost top surface of the circuit layer.
  • [0075]
    Next, as shown in FIG. 17, a via-hole opening 42 is formed by window-etching a portion of the metal layer 41. At this time, it is preferred to form a cavity opening 43 at the same time by window-etching the metal layer 41 on the edge of the flexible domain F. This is to perform the step of forming the cavity 45 of FIG. 19, which will be performed later.
  • [0076]
    Next, as shown in FIG. 18, a via-hole 44 is formed by irradiating laser to the via-hole opening 42.
  • [0077]
    Next, as shown in FIG. 19, the cavity 45 is processed on the edge of the flexible domain F adjacent to the rigid domain R. At this time, the cavity 45 may be processed by drilling such as a CNC drill and a CO2 or Yag laser drill by using the metal layer 21 and the plating layer 23 of the flexible domain F as a stopper. Or, the cavity 45 may be processed by routing including a CNC router machine or a router bit or may be formed by being primarily processed with a router and secondarily processed with laser.
  • [0078]
    Next, as shown in FIG. 20, the step of forming a plating layer 46 on the metal layer 41 including inner walls of the via-hole 44 and the cavity 45 is performed, and as shown in FIG. 21, an outer circuit pattern layer 46′ is formed by etching the metal layer 41 and the plating layer 46 along a circuit pattern. At this time, the plating layer on the inner wall of the cavity 45 is also removed by etching.
  • [0079]
    Finally, a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board in accordance with the present invention is finally completed by removing a circuit layer pile A remaining after processing the cavity 45.
  • [0080]
    Like this, when manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board according to the method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board in accordance with the present invention, unlike a conventional method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board, since there is no need for an etching process for removing the metal layer and the plating layer corresponding to the flexible domain F, additional manufacturing costs due to an etching process are not required.
  • [0081]
    Further, when laminating the insulating layer, unlike the conventional method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board, since it is not required to cure an insulator, additional costs due to a curing process are not required, and it is possible to implement a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board with improved filling property by laminating the insulating layer using an uncured insulator.
  • [0082]
    Now, a structure of a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board manufactured by the method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board in accordance with the present invention will be specifically described.
  • [0083]
    FIG. 22 is a cross-sectional view of a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board manufactured by the method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board in accordance with the present invention.
  • [0084]
    Referring to FIG. 22, a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board manufactured by the method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board in accordance with the present invention includes a base substrate 10, a first insulating layer 12 laminated on a rigid domain R of the base substrate 10, and at least one circuit layer 20 and 30 formed on the first insulating layer 12 and including a second insulating layer 24 and 35.
  • [0085]
    In addition, the flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board may further include a coverlay 11 attached to a first inner circuit pattern layer formed in a flexible domain F of the base substrate 10.
  • [0086]
    In the base substrate 10, a first inner circuit pattern layer 10 a′ is formed on one or both surfaces of a flexible film 10 b.
  • [0087]
    Specifically, the circuit layer may consist of a lower second inner circuit pattern layer 23′ and 34′ and the second insulating layer 24 and 35 which covers the second inner circuit pattern layer 23′ and 34′. The second inner circuit pattern layer 23′ and 34′ consists of a metal layer 21 and 31 and a plating layer.
  • [0088]
    Here, while the first insulating layer 12 is made of a rigid insulator, that is, cured no flow prepreg, the second insulating layer 24 and 35 is made of a flexible insulator, that is, uncured typical prepreg.
  • [0089]
    Meanwhile, the flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board may additionally include an outer circuit pattern layer 46′ formed on the outermost top surface of the circuit layer.
  • [0090]
    According to the flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board and the method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board manufactured by the same, unlike the conventional method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board, since there is no need for an etching process for removing the metal layer and the plating layer corresponding to the flexible domain F, additional manufacturing costs due to an etching process are not required.
  • [0091]
    Further, according to the flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board and the method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board manufactured by the same, when laminating the insulating layer, unlike the conventional method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board, since it is not required to cure an insulator, additional manufacturing costs due to a curing process are not required, and it is possible to implement a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board with improved filling property by laminating the insulating layer using an uncured insulator.
  • [0092]
    Further, in terms of productivity, there is an advantage of utilizing an existing production line as it is.
  • [0093]
    The foregoing description illustrates the present invention. Additionally, the foregoing description shows and explains only the preferred embodiments of the present invention, but it is to be understood that the present invention is capable of use in various other combinations, modifications, and environments and is capable of changes and modifications within the scope of the inventive concept as expressed herein, commensurate with the above teachings and/or the skill or knowledge of the related art. The embodiments described hereinabove are further intended to explain best modes known of practicing the invention and to enable others skilled in the art to utilize the invention in such, or other, embodiments and with the various modifications required by the particular applications or uses of the invention. Accordingly, the description is not intended to limit the invention to the form disclosed herein. Also, it is intended that the appended claims be construed to include alternative embodiments.

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    What is claimed is:
  1. 1. A method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board, which comprises:
    providing a base substrate having a first inner circuit pattern layer on one or both surfaces;
    laminating a first insulating layer on a rigid domain R of the base substrate;
    laminating at least one circuit layer, which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate, on the first insulating layer; and
    removing a portion of the circuit layer, which corresponds to a flexible domain F, wherein the circuit layer comprises a second insulating layer.
  2. 2. The method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board according to claim 1, wherein the first insulating layer is made of a rigid insulator, and the second insulating layer is made of a flexible insulator.
  3. 3. The method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board according to claim 2, wherein the rigid insulator is cured no flow prepreg.
  4. 4. The method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board according to claim 1, further comprising, after providing the base substrate having the first inner circuit pattern layer on one or both surfaces, attaching a coverlay to the first inner circuit pattern layer formed in the flexible domain F of the base substrate.
  5. 5. The method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board according to claim 1, wherein removing the portion of the circuit layer, which corresponds to the flexible domain F, is performed through processing a cavity on an edge of the flexible domain F adjacent to the rigid domain R; and removing a circuit layer pile remaining after processing the cavity.
  6. 6. The method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board according to claim 5, wherein processing the cavity on the edge of the flexible domain F adjacent to the rigid domain R is performed by a laser method or a routing method.
  7. 7. The method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board according to claim 1, wherein laminating the at least one circuit layer, which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate, on the first insulating layer is performed through laminating a metal layer which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate; forming a plating layer on the metal layer; forming a second inner circuit pattern layer by etching the metal layer and the plating layer along a circuit pattern; and laminating a second insulating layer, which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate, on the second inner circuit pattern layer.
  8. 8. The method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board according to claim 7, further comprising, after laminating the metal layer which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate, forming a via-hole by window-etching a portion of the metal layer to form a via-hole opening and irradiating laser to the via-hole opening.
  9. 9. The method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board according to claim 7, further comprising, after laminating the metal layer which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate, processing a through-hole which penetrates the entire first insulating layer and base substrate.
  10. 10. The method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board according to claim 1, wherein providing the base substrate having the first inner circuit pattern layer on one or both surfaces is performed through providing a flexible film having a metal layer on one or both surfaces; and forming the first inner circuit pattern layer by etching the metal layer.
  11. 11. The method of manufacturing a flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board according to claim 1, further comprising, after laminating the at least one circuit layer, which extends over the entire domain of the base substrate, on the first insulating layer, forming an outer circuit pattern layer on the outermost top surface of the circuit layer.
  12. 12. A flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board comprising:
    a base substrate having a first inner circuit pattern layer on one or both surfaces;
    a first insulating layer laminated on a rigid domain R of the base substrate; and
    at least one circuit layer formed on the first insulating layer and comprising a second insulating layer.
  13. 13. The flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board according to claim 12, wherein the first insulating layer is made of a rigid insulator, and the second insulating layer is made of a flexible insulator.
  14. 14. The flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board according to claim 13, wherein the rigid insulator is cured no flow prepreg.
  15. 15. The flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board according to claim 12, further comprising:
    a coverlay attached to the first inner circuit pattern layer formed in a flexible domain F of the base substrate.
  16. 16. The flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board according to claim 12, wherein the circuit layer consists of a lower second inner circuit pattern layer; and the second insulating layer which covers the second inner circuit pattern layer.
  17. 17. The flying tail type rigid-flexible printed circuit board according to claim 12, further comprising:
    an outer circuit pattern layer formed on the outermost top surface of the circuit layer.
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