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Technical Library

Study of Various PCBA Surface Finishes

Georgie Thein, David Geiger, and Murad Kurwa.; Flextronics International

In this study various printed circuit board surface finishes were evaluated, including: organic solderability preservative (OSP), plasma finish (PF), immersion silver (IAg), electroless nickel / immersion silver (ENIS), electroless nickel / immersion gold hi-phosphorus (ENIG Hi-P), and electroless nickel / electroless palladium / immersion gold (ENEPIG). To verify the performance of PF as a post-treatment option, it was added to IAg, ENIG Hi-P, and ENEPIG to compare with non-treated. A total of nine groups of PCB were evaluated. Each group contains 30 boards, with the exception on ENIS where only 8 boards were available.

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International Printed Circuit and APEX South China Fair 2015 (HKPCA & IPC Show)

Trade Show/Exhibition | December 2 - 4 | IPC

Electronics Packaging Technology Conference - EPTC 2015

Conference | December 2 - 4 | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

5th EFY Expo India 2016

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SMTA - Surface Mount Technology Association is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies.

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Next Event: SMTA Webtorial: Reballing of Devices-The "How To" as well as "How Do I Know My Supplier Has Done Good Work" - December 3 - 10


IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly.

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3D CT X-ray Inspection from SEC

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