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Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom May 21, 2015
Can Ultrasonic Cleaning Damage Sensitive Components?
The use of an ultrasonic system is causing damage to one ultra sensitive SMT component. Can you recommend an alternative?
Board Talk
Cause of SMT Component Shift?
We are running the exact same boards through identical ovens, yet we're experiencing component shift with only one oven. What is the reason and the solution?
Ask the Experts
Revolutionary Printing Solution for SMT Assembly
Revolutionary Printing Solution for SMT Assembly
This paper presents new techniques in the screen print process with the aim of increasing solder paste transfer efficiency.
Production Floor
Contract Assembler Evaluation
ITM Consulting
If you're evaluating a potential CEM, before committing product, time and money, have ITM "check them out" for you. ITM knows what to look for! Learn more.
ITM Consulting
 
Innovative No-clean, Halide-free Tacky Flux
Henkel
Multicore TFN700B is a no-clean, halide-free tacky flux formulated to address the challenging requirements of package-on-package applications.
Henkel Corporation
 
High Reliability, Stress-free Copper Deposit
To overcome the challenge of metallizing smooth surfaces, a new stress-free electroless copper was developed to serve this important sector.
Materials Tech
What Drives Consumer Loyalty and Passion?
What Drives Consumer Loyalty and Passion?
When designing a new car, manufacturers might try to attract consumers with more horsepower, increased fuel efficiency, or a lower price point.
Technology Briefing
Rigid Flex That is Built to Last
Printed Circuits, Inc.
Once you have made the decision to package your electronics with rigid flex, it makes sense to pick a production partner who can build it right.
Printed Circuits, Inc.
 
New 5705/USB Mixed Signal JTAG Tester
JTAG
A unique combination of JTAGs' TAP Controller Interfaces + digital and analogue I/O in a compact desktop package. Learn more...
JTAG Technologies
 
Last Will and Testament of the BGA Void
This paper documents an investigation to determine the impact of voids in BGA and CSP components using thermal cycle testing per the IPC specification for tin-lead solder alloys.
Analysis Lab
Latent Short Circuit Failure in High-rel PCBs
Latent Short Circuit Failure in High-rel PCBs
This paper describes inspections performed on base materials, manufacturing processes and final PCBs.
Production Floor
Circuit Technology Center
 
EPTAC
 
Selective Printing for BGA Components
Selective Printing for BGA Components
We use common BGA packages on many of our low-end products. To save cost, could we print paste only on the pads that have functional requirements?
Ask the Experts
Cheaper Electronics Manufacturing: Mexico or Israel?
After comparing total costs between a Mexican facility and an Israeli contract manufacturer, a company moved their production. What were the key factors?
Supply Chain
IPC Training & Certification from Blackfox
BLACKFOX
Experience the Blackfox difference! Schedule your IPC Training and Certification with Blackfox at one of our many certification sites, or we'll come to you. Find the schedule...
Blackfox Training Institute
 
87 Repair/Rework Guides - Illustrated and Online
CTC
This free online guidebook, packed with detailed illustrations, will be helpful to anyone who needs to repair or rework circuit board assemblies.
Circuit Technology Center
 
Failure Mechanism in Embedded Capacitors
Paper covers high temperature life testing on embedded capacitors to precipitate failures as a result of defects in the composite dielectric.
Analysis Lab
Measuring Conformal Coating Adhesion
Measuring Conformal Coating Adhesion
Coating adhesion has been a difficult property to measure. This paper reviews a new tape peel test that can be applied to the PCB or component surface.
Materials Tech
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
 
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IPC
Introduce your technology in Circuit Insight’s bi-weekly newsletter & website to see how digital sponsorship advertising delivers results. Learn more...
Circuit Insight
 
         
World's Fastest Thin-film Organic Transistors
World's Fastest Thin-film Organic Transistors
Researchers have developed the world's fastest thin-film organic transistors. This new technology could become the foundation for cheap, high-performance displays.
Technology Briefing
Henkel
Selective Soldering Technology Selection
Paper describes the evaluation process of selecting technology for selective soldering and which platform will best fit for the product application.
Production Floor
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.
Exposed Leads on Conformally Coated Boards
If you clip the leads of a component on a PCB that has been conformally coated, is it necessary to re-coat these exposed leads?
Ask the Experts
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
The Static Charge Overload
The Static Charge Overload
A plastic molding plant had been running for less than a year. Suddenly parts began testing positive for an electrical charge. What caused it?
Mysteries of Science
New High-speed Modular Chip-shooter
JUKI
The FX3 is a new high-speed modular chip-shooter delivering cutting edge technology combining speed, performance and high-uptime.
Juki Automation Systems
Blackfox Training Institute
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