SMTC Glossary of Terms

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Advanced Substrates are printed circuit board materials with superior thermal properties, which enable the use of ball grid arrays, flip chips and multichip module laminates, for products requiring high-frequency transmission.
After Sales Support involves the continuous interaction with the OEM and/or end customer throughout the product life cycle to the end of life, including warranty and repair services.
Annular Rings are the conductive copper rings around the holes in a printed circuit board from which traces interconnect components.
Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) are integrated circuits created for a specific customers application, in contrast to general-purpose integrated circuits in which many different customers use the same chip.
Approved Vendor List (AVL) usually supplied by an OEM customers engineers specifying which vendors parts can be purchased for a particular requirement in their design. Also known as Approved Manufacturers List (AML).