Printed circuit board for transmission control units
2015 - PACE Award Winner
What: Low-cost substrate for transmission computers
Innovation: Computer control units for transmissions typically use ceramic substrates. But ceramic is expensive and time consuming to cure. Also, the same substrate cannot house logic circuits, which perform operations on data, and power circuits, which transfer and control higher amounts of electricity. Continental's nonceramic substrate solves these and other problems.
First Customer: Mercedes-Benz seven-speed transmission, February 2012
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