Electronics Manufacturing Technical Articles

Electronics Manufacturing Technical Articles

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

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708 SMT / PCB Technical Articles

Defect freeQFN Assembly

Jun 09, 2011 | Brian J. Leach

QFN Description: A QFN package is a QUAD-FLAT-NO LEAD device. This package is small and lightweight and has no leads (unlike a gull wing or J-leaded device). QFN’s have a thermal pad (paddle) on the bottom side of the part that offers heat dissipation and...

Publisher: AccuSpec Electronics, LLC

AccuSpec Electronics, LLC

Highly specialized, difficult to build electronic assemblies. Medium to low volume.

McKean, Pennsylvania, USA

Manufacturer of Assembled PCBs, Assembly, Contract Manufacturer

Warpage Measurement of PCB With 3D Metrology

Jun 09, 2011 | Craig Leising

Flatness measurement of electronic parts and assemblies, or PCB’s, has become increasingly critical as geometries become smaller: finer pitches, smaller solder ball volumes, thinner substrates, etc. Additionally, processing temperatures vary and can pla...

Publisher: NANOVEA


From the Irvine, CA office Nanovea began designing and manufacturing instruments after years of experience in providing solutions for profilometry, mechanical and tribology applications.

Irvine, California, USA

Inspection, Test Services, OEM

Accurate Quantitative Physics-of-Failure Approach to Integrated Circuit Reliability

Jun 02, 2011 | Edward Wyrwas, Lloyd Condra, Avshalom Hava

Modern electronics typically consist of microprocessors and other complex integrated circuits (ICs) such as FPGAs, ADCs, and memory. They are susceptible to electrical, mechanical and thermal modes of failure like other components on a printed circuit boa...

Publisher: DfR Solutions

DfR Solutions

DfR Solutions has world-renowned expertise in applying the science of Reliability Physics to electrical and electronics technologies, and is a leading provider of quality, reliability, and durability (QRD) research and consulting for the electronics industry.

College Park, Maryland, USA

Service Provider

Package Converter Compliments Chip Obsolescence

May 26, 2011 | Ila Pal

The Semiconductor industry enabling today’s electronics market place is widely disseminated between multiple customer factions such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, automotive, medical devices, military, aerospace, industrial controls, embedde...

Publisher: Ironwood Electronics

Ironwood Electronics

Ironwood Electronics, an ISO9001/2000 company, offers a wide selection of high performance adapters and sockets for all the various SMT IC Packages. Fast, high quality quick turn custom projects are o

Burnsville, Minnesota, USA


Improve Margins By Reducing Rework - A Benchmark Comparison

May 19, 2011 | Sjef v. Gastel, Manager of Advanced Development, Assembléon

Electronic equipment manufacturers know that rework and scrap cost them money, but rarely know just how much. Calculating it is relatively straightforward knowing the production line’s First Pass Yield (FPY), though....

Publisher: 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

Total Loss: How to Qualify Circuit Boards

May 12, 2011 | Don DeGroot; CCNi, Peter Pupalaikis; LeCroy, Brian Shumaker; DVT Solutions, LLC

We clarify the role of signal loss measurements, aka Total Loss, in specifying and qualifying circuit board materials for high-speed electronic design. We then demonstrate the NIST Multiline measurement technique in particular by characterizing test line...

Publisher: Connected Community Networks, Inc.

Connected Community Networks, Inc.

CCNi provides assistance when designs are falling short of required performance and compliance specifications.

Longmont, Colorado, USA

Service Provider

Manufacturing Substrates with Embedded Passives

May 05, 2011 | R. N. Das, K. I. Papathomas J. M. Lauffer, S. Rosser, M. D. Poliks, V. R. Markovich

Passives account for a very large part of today’s electronic assemblies. This is particularly true for digital products such as cellular phones, camcorders, and computers. Market pressures for new products with more features, smaller size and lower cost v...

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, USA

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

Matrix maintenance in PXI with BIRST

Apr 21, 2011 | David Owen, Business Development Manager.

Switching systems, and in particular matrices are a key part of many tests systems, they allow a single core set of test equipment to be connected to the UUT, saving the cost of duplicating test equipment. That places the switching matrix in a very vulner...

Publisher: Pickering Interfaces Ltd.

Pickering Interfaces Ltd.

Manufacturer of commercial and custom switching systems used in the electronics test market and for imbedded switch systems in OEM equipment.

Essex,, United Kingdom


Soldering And Handling Recommendations For Large Size MLC Capacitors

Apr 14, 2011 | Holy Stone Tech Paper

Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCC) come in a broad range of sizes, geometries, and values, offering design engineers with many options for designing circuits. In many cases these MLCC’s offer advantages over other types of capacitors including low ESR/E...

Publisher: HolyStone International

HolyStone International

Designer and manufacturer of quality Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors and Ceramic Based RF Components.

Murrieta, California, USA


Voiding Control for QFN Assembly

Apr 07, 2011 | Derrick Herron, Dr. Yan Liu, and Dr. Ning-Cheng Lee

Quad Flat No Leads (QFN) package designs receive more and more attention in electronic industry nowadays. This package offers a number of benefits including (1) small size, such as a near die-sized footprint, thin profile, and light weight; (2) easy PCB t...

Publisher: Indium Corporation

Indium Corporation

Solder pastes, solder preforms, solder spheres, soldering fluxes, electrically-conductive adhesives. All alloys: tin-lead, lead-free, indium alloys, and more.

Utica, New York, USA

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Soldering

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