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Liam Mc Dwyer

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Online storage of ICs | 30 March, 1998

Hi Anybody got advice on the online storage of sensitive ICs. ie dessicator cabinets with Nitrogen or dry air. I am looking at Nitrogen, but it is a costlty option. Appreciate any inputs. Rgds Liam

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Justin Medernach

#16419

Re: Online storage of ICs | 30 March, 1998

| Hi | Anybody got advice on the online storage of sensitive ICs. ie dessicator cabinets with Nitrogen or dry air. I am looking at Nitrogen, but it is a costlty option. Appreciate any inputs. | Rgds | Liam Liam, Depending on the amount you need stored, dessicant storage is not too costly. We use this methodology and it's fairly inexpensive. We go through one 5028 cu. ft. liquid N2 cylinder every 3.5 weeks. That's not too bad for consumption. It works out to be about $60 every 3.5 weeks. A bag sealer is a viable option when coupled with an inert gas insertion or combined with dessicant packs (just like the component mfrs. do) Food for thought. Jusitn Medernach Flextronics Int'l PIC East

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