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Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom Mar 26, 2015
Is No-Clean the Trend for QFN Components?
Is there a continuing trend to move to no-clean for QFN components, or is industry in agreement that certain technologies will have to continue using a traditional cleaning process?
Board Talk
Proper DI Water Resistivity for PCB Cleaning?
What the proper resistivity reading for DI water when cleaning electronic assemblies and why? Is there a specification?
Ask the Experts
Selecting Stencil Technologies to Optimize Print Performance
Selecting Stencil Technologies to Optimize Print Performance
Research has been done to identify individual factors in stencil performance; this paper discusses the real-world application of numerous findings.
Production Floor
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.
 
In A QFN Quagmire?
ITM Consulting
Got the BTC Blues? ITM has expertise and experience in finding and mitigating electronic assembly defects and problems. ITM solves problems!
ITM Consulting
 
Embedding Passive and Active Components: PCB Design and Fabrication
Embedding Passive and Active Components: PCB Design and Fabrication
This paper focuses on six basic embedded component structure designs described in IPC-7092.
Materials Tech
Semiconductor Spray Paint
Researchers at Wake Forest University have developed a high-performance semiconductor "spray paint" that can be applied to large areas without losing electrical conductivity.
Technology Briefing
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
 
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IPC
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Circuit Insight
 
Head-On-Pillow Defect - A Pain in the Neck
The head on pillow defect is becoming more common. This paper describes an occurrence for an OEM and explains how it was dealt with.
Analysis Lab
Jetting Solder Paste Opens Up New Possibilities
Jetting Solder Paste Opens Up New Possibilities
Today Jet Printing is no longer seen as a futuristic technology but it has proven itself and the technology is still gaining momentum.
Production Floor
EPTAC
 
LPKF
 
Solder Paste Transfer Greater Than 100%
Solder Paste Transfer Greater Than 100%
I understand the concept of transfer efficiency and the relationship to solder paste volume, is it possible to produce transfer efficiency greater than 100% of the theoretical volume?
Ask the Experts
The Digital Solder Paste
This paper discusses a process for creating a digital solder paste using quantitative benchmarking techniques.
Materials Tech
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
 
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
 
Intermetallic Crystals and Role in Microbridges
This paper documents several short circuit failures caused by copper tin intermetallic crystals, the root cause, and rework techniques that can be used to prevent its occurrence.
Analysis Lab
Corrosion Resistant Servers for Free-Air Cooling Data Centers
Corrosion Resistant Servers for Free-Air Cooling Data Centers
This paper describes a corrosion resistant server design suitable for reliable operation in a free-air cooling data center.
Production Floor
We Take It All
Advanced Assembly
We're here to serve you, period. Let us do it all with our turnkey services, or send us parts and boards. We take it all to make it easy on you.
Advanced Assembly LLC
 
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
 
         
The Stresses of Commuting
The Stresses of Commuting
The more time you spend getting to and from work, the less likely you are to be satisfied with life, says a new study published in World Leisure ...
Technology Briefing
Circuit Technology Center
Electroplating of Cu in TSV and Characteristics of Low Alpha Solder Bump
Electroplating of Cu in TSV and Characteristics of Low Alpha Solder Bump
The research objective is to estimate metallurgical and mechanical properties of low alpha solder. Cu-filling property to TSV was also investigated.
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
Urethane Conformal Coating Problem
Urethane Conformal Coating Problem
We use urethane conformal coating and have difficulty with the coating adhering to the board despite washing and efforts to avoid any silicon contamination.
Ask the Experts
eSurface is the Game Changer for the PCB Industry
eSurface
eSurface enables you to: • Achieve Ultra-fine capability < 1/1 L/S; • Dramatically improve yields; • Reduce steps & cycle times; • Maximize efficiency
eSurface
Wasp Vs. Spider
Wasp Vs. Spider
A battle for the ages as a spider and wasp face-off. Let's get ready to bumbleeeee.
Mysteries of Science
ASYS - Transforming Ideas Into Solutions!
ASYS
The ASYS Group is a leading manufacturer of process & handling systems for the electronics and photovoltaic industries.
ASYS Group Americas Inc.
Printed Circuit Inc.
Cartoon
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