Definition of FPC

When we talk about the FPC in our industry, most of us know it stands for Flexible Printed Circuit, the update products of PCB. Also for the Flexible Circuits, the most broadly accepted defi nition is the one that is found in the industry standard IPC-T-50 Terms and Defi nitions for Printed Boards. In that document, flexible circuits are defi ned as “A patterned arrangement of printed wiring utilizing fl exible base material with or without fl exible coverlayers.” 

Each person in circuit industry will know its definition (meaning), but do you FPC also stands for other meanings?

 You can search FPC via Google, when you will find the top sites whom appear in the first page of searching results have little relation to Flexible Printed Circuit. For more, click here for FPC searching result.

Is it funny? In fact, it’s a popular phenomenon in our daily life. Things maybeÂare different from what we thought. We have to dig it. The follows are some definition of so called ‘FPC’ in different language(from wiki):

German:

  • Free Pascal ist ein Open Source-Projekt, das sich zum Ziel gesetzt hat, einen freien, 100%ig kompatiblen Turbo Pascal-Klon zu programmieren. Das Projekt ist weit fortgeschritten.Es steht auch die Option der Nutzung unter der LGPL zur Verfügung, so dass auch ein kommerziellerEinsatz möglich ist, siehe hierzu die Lizenzbedingungen.
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fpc

French:

Formation Professionnelle Continue www.knowup.com/pages/ressources/lexique.cfm/ 

English:

Florida Parole Commission is responsible for making decisions on the granting and revoking of parole. FPC also reports to the Board of Executive Clemency the circumstances, the criminal records, and the social, physical, mental, and psychiatric conditions and histories of persons under consideration by the board for pardon, commutation of sentence, or remission of fine, penalty, or forfeiture. … www.fcc.state.fl.us/fcc/reports/final98/98gloss.html

  • Predecessor of FERC
    www.saludahydrorelicense.com/glossary.htm
  • Front Page Challenge (aired 1957 – 1995) was a Canadian current events-cum-history program disguised as a game show, in which notable journalists attempted to guess what past news story the hidden guest was linked with. Upon conclusion of he challenge, the journalists served as a panel of interviewers as they conversed with the guest about the story in question.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FPC

Dutch: 

Portuguese:

Federa o Portuguesa de Campismo. Organismo reconhecido pelo estado Portugus, com a tutela, atravs da sua actual Escola Nacional de Montanhismo, de coordenar a pr¡tica montanhismo e escalada em Portugal.
luis-avelar.planetaclix.pt/dicionario/dicio_f.ht

At the end of this artile, remind the reader again, if you want know the real meaning of FPC in the circuit industry, please visit our homepage where you will find out what a real Flexible Printed Circuit is!

The First Visiter of New FPC Site

When I come back from the China National Day today, I am curious to check the visiter Stat. of new Flexible Circuits to know whether there’s  anyone visit this new site. Haha, I am so happy to find that there’re a visiter from Austria whom browse our site Oct 5th including several pages regarding of Flexible Circuits. We didn’t do any propaganda  yet, and he get  our site!

Oh, yeah! Our first visiter outside of China. A good sign of future of business. I think they’ll be more and more visiter abroad know our site.