Electronics Manufacturing Technical Articles

Electronics Manufacturing Technical Articles

Papers and articles related to SMT, PCB & EMS industry.


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668 SMT / PCB Technical Articles

Dynamic Imaging Technology - Improved Solution for 3D Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) Technology

Dec 02, 2010 | Lynn Parker

The purpose of this white paper is to provide an overview of solder paste inspection (SPI) and to introduce dynamic image technology which is an improved solution for SPI optical inspection. Dynamic imaging measures surface profiles of solder paste for pr...

Publisher: TRI - Test Research, Inc.

TRI - Test Research, Inc.

The leading brand in the global automated inspection and testing equipment market. AOI, AXI, In-Circuit Testers, Board Testers, Solder-Paste Inspection, Manufacturing Defects Analyzers & Integrated Circuit Testers.

Taipei, Taiwan

Inspection

Component Shortages Causing Electronics Manufacturers to "Use All Means Necessary" to Ship Products

Nov 24, 2010 | Bob Wettermann

As the electronics manufacturing and assembly industry in the US recovers to some degree from the economic crisis which began in 2008, the challenge of component shortages has risen to the top as one of the stumbling blocks for contract assemblers and cap...

Publisher: Business Electronics Soldering Technologies (BEST) Inc.

Business Electronics Soldering Technologies (BEST) Inc.

BEST offers professional rework, repair and prototype builds of PCBs. Our experienced instructors teach professional soldering classes as we are an IPC certified training center.

Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States

Repair/Rework, Soldering, Service Provider, Training / Education

A High Performance and Cost Effective Molded Array Package Substrate

Nov 18, 2010 | Philip Rogren, Pierangelo Magni, Maura Mazzola, Mark Shaw, Giovanni Graziosi, Claudio Maria Villa

In this article we present both a relatively new and innovative family of packages that is suitable for medium pin count needs and an innovative method for fabricating the substrates for such a package. With respect to lead count, this packaging family is...

Publisher: EoPlex Technologies, Inc.

EoPlex Technologies, Inc.

Advanced materials company that builds small devices to generate and manage energy for various manufacturing components.

Redwood City, California, United States

Subcontractor

Net Ties and How to Use Them

Nov 16, 2010 | Chris Carlson

The Net Tie is a component type which allows for shorting together various nets in a design. The graphic for the symbol can be as simple as two component pins representing a virtual component between nets or as complex as mutipul pins (as many as desired)...

Publisher: Altium

Altium

Altium provides electronics design solutions that help designers create the next generation of electronic products.

Belrose, Australia

Software Manufacturer

Assembling the Next Electronic Equipment Generations.

Nov 12, 2010 | Sjef v. Gastel, Manager of Advanced Development, Assembléon

Product roadmaps can look like largely theoretical constructs, but assembly requirements five or ten years down the line have very practical importance. Pick & place machines have a life of seven years or more, so they should be working up to 2017 or beyo...

Publisher: Assembléon

Assembléon

Assembleon manufactures a range of Surface Mount Technology (SMT) placement equipment, Pick & Place Machines and provides related services.

LA VELDHOVEN, Netherlands

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment

Optimizing BNC PCB Footprint Designs for Digital Video Equipment

Nov 06, 2010 | Tsun-kit Chin

An increasing number of video equipment is running at Gigabit rates today. They are interconnected through relatively large size coaxial BNC connectors. While these connectors are in general of good quality, their performance in the equipment depends on ...

Publisher: Samtec, Inc.

Samtec, Inc.

Samtec is recognized as the service leader in the connector industry. Most Samtec products fall into one of three categories: high speed (signal integrity), micro pitch, and rugged/power products.

New Albany, Indiana, United States

Subcontractor

Conductive Adhesives: TheWay Forward

Nov 04, 2010 | Dr. Ken Gilleo

Conductive Adhesives represent an intrinsically clean, simple and logical solution for a myriad of electrical interconnect challenges. Adhesives not only provide a "lead-free", "no clean" alternative to solder, these highly compatible materials offer viab...

Publisher: Cookson Electronics

Cookson Electronics

Leading materials science company that provides high performance materials, chemistry and technology solutions to the electronics and surface finishing industries worldwide.

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Manufacturer of Assembly Material

Organic Optical Waveguide Fabrication in a Manufacturing Environment

Oct 28, 2010 | Benson Chan, How Lin, Chase Carver, Jianzhuang Huang, Jessie Berry

Optical waveguides based on organic materials have been fabricated in a laboratory environment but the scaling and manufacturing processes needed to produce these waveguides have been scant. The volume production of low loss organic waveguides in a conven...

Publisher: i3 Electronics

i3 Electronics

A world leader in high-performance PCB fabrication & assembly, semiconductor packaging, systems integration & test, advanced laboratory services and contract R&D.

Endicott, New York, United States

Manufacturer of Bare PCBs, Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs, Assembly, Component Packaging, Contract Manufacturer

High Voltage Chip Resistors

Oct 21, 2010 | F.M. Collins, W.M. Mathias

Many component engineers are faced with a circuit requirement calling for resistors having voltage ratings well above that associated with surface mount chip resistors, but below the level of conventional high voltage resistors which are generally availab...

Publisher: Ohmcraft

Ohmcraft

Ohmcraft is the leader in high-performance resistor design and manufacturing.

Honeoye Falls, New York, United States

Contract Manufacturer

Assessment of Residual Damage in Leadfree Electronics Subjected to Multiple Thermal Environments of Thermal Aging and Thermal Cycling

Oct 21, 2010 | Pradeep Lall, Rahul Vaidya, Vikrant More, Kai Goebel, Jeff Suhling

Electronic systems are often stored for long periods prior to deployment in the intended environment. Aging has been previously shown to effect the reliability and constitutive behavior of second-level leadfree interconnects....

Publisher: Auburn University

Auburn University

Auburn University is a comprehensive land-grant institution with primary missions including instruction, research, and extension/outreach.

Auburn, Alabama, United States

Training / Education

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