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The widespread use of new electronic components employing Ball-Grid Array (BGA), Chip Scale Packaging (CSP), and other evolving technology form-factors means new fabrication techniques must be used to create printed circuit boards (PCBs) that will accommodate parts with extremely tight lead pitches and small geometries. In addition, extremely fast signal rise-times and signal bandwidths challenge systems designers to find better ways to overcome the negative effects of inductance, noise, radio frequency interference (RFI) and electro-magnetic interference (EMI) have on their product’s performance. The use of PCBs incorporating microvia circuit interconnects is currently one of the most viable solutions on the market.