Rigid-flex trace 1

Surface trace fractured on rigid-flex assembly.

Rigid-flex trace 2

Location of fracture in microsection.

Rigid-flex trace 3

The stiffness of the PTH solder joint far exceeds that of the trace leading to fracture at the transition.

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