On September 3, Patently Apple released a report entitled “Apple’s 5G iPhone 12 Will Arouse Demand for LCP FPCB Modules.” The report noted that “Demand for LCP (liquid crystal polymer) -based flexible PCBs is expected to increase significantly as they will be addressed in 5G iPhones’ mmWave antenna modules.”
A new supply chain report published today notes that Apple is expected to accelerate the adoption of LCP (liquid crystal polymer) -based flexible PCBs for the antenna modules to be used by its future iPhone series that supports 5G mmWave technology.
Apple will use more LCP antenna modules instead of the current mainstream MPI (modified polyimide) -based models, as the former work better than the latter for high-speed data transmission, the sources said.
Since the US market focuses on the development of mmWave technology, Apple also intends to maintain a leading market position in this market segment, the sources added.
The LCP FPCB, also called the LCP antenna, performs well in millimeter waves and is an ideal antenna for the high frequency and high speed 5G era.