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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
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
 
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
 
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
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
 
Need IPC Training in Spanish
BLACKFOX
Experience the Blackfox difference in Spanish. Blackfox is one of the few US based IPC Training Centers that offers IPC Training in Spanish. Blackbox translated the IPC-A-610, 620 and 7711/7721
Blackfox Training Institute
 
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
Henkel
 
Diamond MT
 
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 Metcal HCT2-120 Hot Air Pencil
OK INTERNATIONAL
The new Digital Hot Air Pencil is ideal for applications which use smaller components and allows more rework access without affecting adjacent parts.
OK International
 
PCB Protection Overview
Henkel
Henkel's circuit board protection include, conformal coating, encapsulants, potting, module sealing and low pressure molding.
Henkel Electronics
 
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
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
 
Discover New Facts About Parylene Coating
Diamond MT
Learn about the parylene deposition process, the main benefits of parylene, and the most common applications of parylene in a new free fact sheet titled Parylene 101 from Diamond-MT.
Diamond MT
 
         
 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
Circuit Technology Center
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
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
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
Silver-Filled Epoxy Features Low Outgassing
Master Bond
Master Bond Supreme 10HTS is a silver-filled, one part epoxy adhesive with high electrical conductivity and superior strength properties. It cures to a tough thermoset and is resistant to thermal shock and vibration.
Master Bond
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
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IPC
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Henkel
Cartoon
"I underpay my employees, use unethical tax strategies and pollute the environment, but it's OK - I outsource my guilt to a firm overseas."
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