FPC stands for flexible printed circuit. An example of an FPC is the gold tail on most of our TFTs and touchscreens.
FPCs commonly included components, in contrast with an FFC.
FPCs are typically used with a ZIF connector to connect to a PCB. When looking for a compatible ZIF connector for a given FPC, it is important to consider the pitch (spacing of the pins), the number of pins, whether the connector has contacts on the top, bottom, or both, and the material of the connectors on the FPC and the ZIF connector.