Conformal coats are often used to protect printed wiring assemblies from failure due to moisture and corrosion. However, coating may not be sufficient to protect lead terminations from failure. In this study, acrylic, silicone, urethane, parylene, and atomic layer deposit (ALD) coatings were examined for their effectiveness at preventing corrosion of nickel-palladium-gold-finished terminals.
From a critical combination of the latest technology and knowledge to access to solutions and subject matter experts, IPC APEX EXPO%reg; 2015 provided the information, exchange and connections that helped 4,105 attendees from 42 countries prepare for the future. Four hundred and forty-eight exhibitors encompassing 143,500 sq. ft. of show floor space welcomed a busy three days of qualified leads, business development and sales. IPC APEX EXPO 2015 attracted 9,027 total visitors including attendees and exhibitor personnel. »»»
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.
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.