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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
Pick & Place Machine's Integrated Intelligence
Europlacer
The award winning iineo-II is highly regarded as the most productive, multi-functional assembler for high-mix environments in the PCB assembly industry. Learn more...
Europlacer North America
 
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.
 
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
MicroLine 2000 Inline Laser Depaneling
LPKF Laser & Electronics
MicroLine 2000 is powered by UV lasers that make clean, burr-free cuts, to eliminate mechanical stress and limits thermal stress. Perfect for depaneling substrates from FR4 to ceramics.
LPKF Laser & Electronics
 
Insignum - Laser Marking Systems
ASYS
The INSIGNUM series of laser marking systems from the ASYS Group provides a complete line of solutions to fit virtually any application. From compact standalone systems to fully automatic in-line solutions.
ASYS Group Americas Inc.
 
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
Juki
 
LPKF Laser & Electronics
 
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
New 5705/USB Mixed Signal JTAG Tester at IPC Apex
JTAG
A unique combination of JTAGs' TAP Controller Interfaces + digital and analogue I/O in a compact desktop package. Learn more at APEX Booth # 918
JTAG Technologies
 
Why settle for a Tower instead of Fortress?
JUKI
Introducing the future in Intelligent Storage Management Systems. Guarantees to keep components safe while allowing for easy and intelligent management of critical inventory. Learn more...
Juki Automation Systems, Inc.
 
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
A World of Wave Soldering Solutions
Vitronics Soltec
Vitronics Soltec's wave solder systems are efficient and cost effective. Minarik Drives says their Delta 3 has "saved over 50% in net solder costs!"
Vitronics Soltec
 
2015 IPC Certification Training Schedule
EPTAC
IPC Certification training schedule, new classes, new locations and all the expert training and support you need and expect. Learn more.
EPTAC
 
         
 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
Master Bond
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
IPC Training Materials from Blackfox
BLACKFOX
Materials are now available on our store including: IPC Standards, Training DVDs, DVDs in Spanish, and Training Posters. Our store offers, simplicity and ease of use.
Blackfox Training Institute
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
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
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
Flux and Under-fill in a Single Material
Henkel
This breakthrough epoxy flux material combines flux function and under-fill protection in a single material.
Henkel Corporation
Henkel
Cartoon
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