Electronics Assembly Knowledge, Vision & Wisdom
Aug 14, 2018
What Is the Recommended Component Storage Environment?
What Is the Recommended Component Storage Environment?
What do you recommend for component storage to prohibit oxidation including relative humidity, nitrogen atmosphere, temperature? The Assembly Brothers, Jim Hall and Phil Zarrow, share their own experiences.
Board Talk
Conformal Coating in Nitrogen Environment
We operate a conformal coat machine using nitrogen. We are thinking of changing it back to air for cost reasons, what are the pros and cons?
Ask the Experts
Important Ways of Approaching Heat Management
PCB Prototyping for Smarties
Why Jobs Go On Hold
Case Studies Demonstrate Value-Added Services to Enable Client Success
Automated Visual Inspection and Correction (Demura) of OLED Displays
Implementing High-Volume, High-Performance Selective Soldering
RoHS: 10 Years Later -- IT Equipment Corrosion Issues Remain
When Machine Vision Inspection Comes Up Short: Is 'Almost' Defect-Free Enough?
Condensation Testing - A New Approach
Condensation Testing - A New Approach
The data for a range of conformal coatings are correlated back to the material type, and coverage and thickness by cross-sectioning.
Production Floor
Quantum Computers Break Encryption
Quantum Computers Break Encryption
When quantum computers are fully developed, they will break much of today's encryption whose security is only based on mathematical assumptions.
Technology Briefing
Void Reduction in Reflow Soldering Processes by Sweep Stimulation
The insights of the feasibility study were the basis for the integration of the voidless technique into an industrial production process.
Analysis Lab
Dielectrics for Embedding Active and Passive Components
Dielectrics for Embedding Active and Passive Components
This paper presents a composite type material that can be used as dielectric for the embedding of actives and passives.
Materials Tech
Converting Cable Assembly to Lead Free Solder
This paper reviews soldering applications associated with cable assembly. The focus is on process modification and qualification with lead free solders.
Production Floor
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LED Component Shift During Reflow
What can be the root cause of SMT LED Component Shift during reflow?
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Innovative BGA Defect Detection Method for Transient Discontinuity
This paper summarized the development of this innovative in-situ, real time methodology, which is capable of detecting BGA transient discontinuity.
Analysis Lab
Review of Tin-Copper and Tin-Nickel Intermetallic Thickness
Review of Tin-Copper and Tin-Nickel Intermetallic Thickness
What is the desirable intermetallic layer thickness? I have read that 1 - 2.5 micron thickness of tin-copper and a .4 - .8 micron thickness on tin-nickel.
Board Talk
Alternatives to Solder in Packaging and Assembly
This presentation surveys the landscape of alternatives to solder in interconnect, packaging, and assembly.
Materials Tech
Greater Storage on Smaller Chips
Greater Storage on Smaller Chips
A team has developed the thinnest memory storage device with dense memory capacity, paving the way for faster, smaller and smarter computer chips.
Technology Briefing
Solder Paste Stencil Design for Optimal QFN Reliability
In this study, the volume of solder used in assembly of QFNs was varied to investigate the relationship between standoff height and thermal cycle life.
Production Floor
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Contaminated Joints Cause an Assembly to Fail RoHS Compliance
Can a few contaminated solder joints cause an entire assembly to fail? Some of the joints were cross-contaminated with leaded solder.
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Pay Clerk Production Woes
Pay Clerk Production Woes
A company was having quality control problems. Friday morning was when the problems happened, but why just on Fridays?
Mysteries of Science
Cartoon
"Howl at an ambulance or fire siren every chance you get. Run around the room in circles with a sock in your mouth. Eat a messy meal without using your hands or utensils. Ask a friend to scratch your belly..."
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