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Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom Jan 22, 2015
Major Game-changer for the Lighting Industry
Many researchers have attempted to construct light sources with carbon nanotubes. But nobody has developed an equivalent and simpler lighting device. But that could soon change.
Technology Briefing
Tin-lead Reflowed at Lead-free Temps
We reflowed a batch of tin-lead circuit boards with a lead-free profile at higher temperatures than specified. Would you scrap these board assemblies?
Board Talk
Frequency of Checking Solder Paste Viscosity
Frequency of Checking Solder Paste Viscosity
Is it necessary to check viscosity of solder paste before each use? How often should we check and verify solder paste viscosity?
Ask the Experts
Blackfox New Course: High Temp Soldering
BLACKFOX
This hands-on course is designed to address many situations in Electronics Manufacturing where it is necessary to use high melting point solder.
Blackfox Training Institute
 
New Metcal MX-500 Soldering System
OK INTERNATIONAL
The new MX-500 features an integrated power indication meter showing a graphical and numerical representation of the power applied to the cartridge.
OK International
 
Voiding/Drop Test for Mixed Alloy BGA Assembly
Voiding/Drop Test for Mixed Alloy BGA Assembly
BGAs with various alloy balls were assembled with various solder pastes. Joint strength, drop test performance and voiding performance were evaluated.
Analysis Lab
Is Cleaning Critical to POP Assemblies?
Paper addresses the cleanliness level of package-on-package assemblies including underneath package-on-package components.
Production Floor
PCB Protection Overview
Henkel
Henkel's circuit board protection include, conformal coating, encapsulants, potting, module sealing and low pressure molding.
Henkel Electronics
 
Tough Engineering Changes? Where Can You Turn?
CTC
Engineering changes are a reality that need to be dealt with. Do you have qualified rework technicians to do the job efficiently and reliably?
Circuit Technology Center
 
Conformal Coating In Harsh Environments
Paper studies a test protocol designed to environmentally stress conformal coatings for their ability to withstand moisture and protect from moisture-related failures.
Materials Tech
Testing PCBs for Creep Corrosion
Testing PCBs for Creep Corrosion
This paper covers the iNEMI technical subcommittee test for creep corrosion using a flowers-of-sulfur based qualification test.
Analysis Lab
Master Bond
 
Asymtek
 
Twisting Multi-strand Wires
Twisting Multi-strand Wires
Should multi-strand wires be twisted before they are tinned with solder? What are the benefits of twisting prior to tinning?
Ask the Experts
Jetting Fine Lines onto 2D and 3D Electronic Packages
The increasing demand for smaller dispense doses including fine lines, small dots and more accurate dispensing requires examination of available products and technologies.
Production Floor
Why Use Parylene Conformal Coating?
Diamond MT
Parylene is the ultimate conformal coating for the protection of devices, components and surfaces in the electronics industry. Learn more ...
Diamond MT
 
Underfilling Using Continuous Path Motion
Asymtek
White paper for underfill applications and using continuous motion of the dispense head to avoid backtracking and improve units per hour by 27%. Download now.
Nordson ASYMTEK
 
Board Deflection During Pick & Place
Board Deflection During Pick & Place
We notice deflection in panels being populated. Will this deflection cause components to sit higher on the paste and have a higher solder joint height?
Board Talk
How Computing Is Unleashing a Materials Revolution
The Digital Techno-Economic Revolution has opened up a dramatically faster, more efficient way to handle the task of developing new materials, and the implications will be profound.
Technology Briefing
High Temperature Resistant Silicone System
Master Bond
With an extraordinarily fast non-corrosive cure, Master Bond MasterSil 711 is ideal for bonding, sealing, coating and formed-in-place gaskets applications, especially those involving electronics. It is extremely soft with superb flexibility and electrical insulation properties.
Master Bond
 
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IPC
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Circuit Insight
 
         
 Mitigating Tin Whiskers in Alternative Lead-Free Alloys
Mitigating Tin Whiskers in Alternative Lead-Free Alloys
As lead-free alloys shift into high reliability electronics, the issue of tin whisker growth remains a primary concern among those in the industry.
Analysis Lab
EPTAC
Design for Flip-Chip and Chip-Size Technology
This paper provides a comparison of flip-chip and wafer level array package methodologies detailed in IPC-7094.
Materials Tech
Maintenance with Augmented Reality
Panasonic
For any factory regardless of equipment brand, this PanaCIM® solution helps efficiently manage maintenance.
Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America
Embedded Fibers Enhance Nano-Scale Interconnections
Embedded Fibers Enhance Nano-Scale Interconnections
This paper introduces the use of embedded fibers in the interconnections of chip-to-chip and chip-to-package components.
Materials Tech
Europlacer's NEW Intelligent Feeders - ii-Feed
Europlacer
ii-Feed is a fully 'intelligent', fast-loading feeder; enabling accurate tape indexing and optimum productivity. ii-Feed Elements are compatible with all Europlacer machines. Learn more...
Europlacer North America
Jet Engine Bicycle Blasts Off
Jet Engine Bicycle Blasts Off
Definitely don't try this at home: putting a propane-powered engine onto a bicycle.
Mysteries of Science
Why Rigid Flex? The reliability of your circuitry
Printed Circuits, Inc.
Rigid Flex are designed for aerospace, medical and military reliability. Flex assemblies reduce connector and reliability issues. Learn more...
Printed Circuits, Inc.
LPKF Laser & Electronics
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