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BGA Rework. A Comparative Study of Selective Solder Paste Deposition For Area Array Packages

Best, Inc

Ray Cirimele

The rapid assimilation of Ball Grid Array (BGA) and other Area Array Package technology in the electronics industry is due to the fact that this package type allows for a greater I/O count in a smaller area while maintaining a pitch that allows for ease of manufacture. While the original assembly process has proven to be fairly trouble-free, replacement of Area Array package devices after the assembly process can be much more difficult. Many prefer to use paste flux only during rework of Area Array devices, there are still instances where selective solder paste deposition is either required or highly beneficial...


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SMT Equipment - Test & Measurement Equipment


Sale Type: Online Auction

Starts: Saturday, 24 February 2007, 16:00 CET

Ends: Tuesday, 06 March 2007, 16:00 CET

Location of Assets: Frankfurt/Main, Germany

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Assets for Sale: Placement Machines, 3D-Scanning Laser Machines, Spectrum Analyzer, Network Analyzer, Geneartors, VXI Mainframes and much more.



DEK 265gsx inconsistency in management

Posted by vshan

I am facing an issue with my DEK. Once the middle sensor detects the board, the stopper does not able to stop the board on time. I have checked all the basic parameters... ��

MPM SPM Supplies

Posted by Steve

We recently added an SPM printer to our SMT department and I need to buy some tooling pins and center supports. Other than MPM, is there any aftermarket support for this machine?... ��

Simple doubt about reflow profile

Posted by campos

I am running SMQ230 solder paste with a time above = 40sec with peak temperature = 239 degrees .. the complete reflow takes almost 6 min with a slope (150to190) close to .60 degrees/sec .. may I have some concern about that or it's ok?... ��

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Maxtor Corporation - Sale # 15, a Seagate Technology Company

Online Auction | DoveBid

Wed, February 28, 2007

A Multi-Million Dollar Offering of High-End Electronic Test, Inspection & Measurement Equipment, Plus High-End IT Equipment. Location: Longmont, CO USA... ��

Arizona SMTA Vendor Show and Technical Program

Trade Show/Exhibition | SMTA

Wed, March 14, 2007 | Embassy Suites Hotel, Tempe, AZ, USA

Join us at the Arizona SMTA Vendor Show and Technical Program, a follow-up to the successful 2006 event... ��

Signal Integrity & EMI Control in High Speed Circuits

Seminar/Course | Premier EDA Solutions Ltd.

Tue, March 06, 2007 | The Stone House Hotel, Staffs, UK

The increase in switching speeds of modern digital electronics causes significant challenges for the PCB designer. This seminar has had its content revised and updated to include the very latest developments in high speed design... ��

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Manufacturing Engineer or Technician

CalsonicKansei North America

Shelbyville, TN, USA

Provide Engineering support for automotive manufacturing facility. BS EE or Electronics related degree preferred but not required...��

VP of Quality

STEC, Inc.

Orange County, CA, USA

This individual should have hands-on problem solving skills that can be regimented into a failure analysis and preventive measurement process...��

Application / Design Engineer

Multi-Fineline Electronix

Anaheim, CA, USA

Develop design solutions and recommendations to solve customer problems while promoting and incorporating MMP concepts...��


Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

Desired Field: Engineering

Lakewood, CA, USA

Quality conscience, detail oriented, manufacturing engineer, with a hands on approach to overall process improvement and development...��

SMT Engineer

Desired Field: Production, Quality Control

Gurgaon, Haryana, India

5 years of high volume manufacturing experience in creating and improving manufacturing processes. Proven track record of getting things done...��

SMT Engineer

Desired Field: Engineering, Production

Naples, FL, USA

6 years of experience in electronics. I know how to program, operate, maintain, setup SMT machines. I also know how to operate AOI equipment...��

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