Apr 19, 2012 | Michael Ford, Valor Division of Mentor Graphics Corp.
Presented at IPC Apex 2012. Working through the New Product Introduction (NPI) flow between product design and manufacturing is usually a challenging process, with both parties being experts in their own fields and inextricably linked in the flow of g...
Publisher: Mentor Graphics
Apr 12, 2012 | Robert Dervaes, V.P. Technology
Surface mount technology (SMT) started in the 1960s and became more common in the 1980s. It is the dominant technology in use today. Through-hole technology is still in use, and will be for the foreseeable future, but the drive towards miniaturization of ...
Publisher: FCT ASSEMBLY, INC.
Apr 09, 2012 | FCT Assembly
As the electronics assembly industry evolves, printed circuit board (PCB) features and surface mount technology (SMT) components continue to get smaller and smaller. This miniaturization shrinks the process window at print, placement, and reflow, increasi...
Publisher: FCT ASSEMBLY, INC.
Apr 05, 2012 | L.G. Barajas, A. Kansal, A. Saxena, M. Egerstedt, A. Goldstein, E.W. Kamen
In this paper we show how hybrid control and modeling tech-niques can be put to work for solving a problem of industrial relevance in Surface Mount Technology (SMT) manufacturing. In particular, by closing the loop over the stencil printing process, we ob...
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Mar 22, 2012 | Raymond G. Clark, Joseph D. Poole, TT Electronics - IMS
Miniaturization continues to be a driving force in both integrated circuit packaging and printed circuit board laminate technology. In addition to decreasing component pitch (lead to lead spacing), utilization of the vertical space by stacking packages ha...
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Mar 15, 2012 | Nagesh Gupta
Increases in field-programmable gate array (FPGA) capabilities, combined with growing system complexity, have created many FPGA-based system design challenges. One key challenge is choosing the right FPGA for the design needs, and maximizing the use of FP...
Publisher: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Mar 15, 2012 | Bernd Krauss, Turck-Duotec, Grünhain-Beierfeld, Jürgen Friedrich
The competition in the EMS sector has considerably intensified over the last few years,. The enormous pressure to reduce production costs, which every service provider today has to face, frequently forces the organization to have a critical look at their ...
Publisher: ASYS Group
Mar 08, 2012 | John M. Radman, Renee J. Michalkiewicz and Daniel D. Phillips
You may have heard talk in the news lately regarding counterfeit electronic components making it into the US military supply chain. The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) recently reported in the Counterfeit Electronic Parts in the Defense Department Supply Chain hearing held on November 17, 2011, 1,800 cases of suspected counterfeit components that went into more than 1 million individual products. If you consider this number for the military, we can only imagine the number of counterfeits in our commercial yet high reliability products, such as life support or other critical systems. If you are the person within your electronics-based company who must perform risk analyses, counterfeiting is not a new concern, yet many do not realize just how good counterfeiters have become at their "trade"....
Publisher: Trace Laboratories
Mar 01, 2012 | Eric Klaver, Senior Product Manager
The struggle to survive in the world of manufacturing is prompting many volume-driven manufacturing sites in the west to specialize in small batch manufacturing. The aim is to bring value to their customers with fast-turnaround prototyping and reduced int...
Feb 23, 2012 | Jean-Marc Peallat, Russ Warncke, Russell Claybrook, Marc Brun
Installed for the first time 20 years ago, Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) more recently has become an essential part of our SMT environment. Today, most process engineers are turning to machines as an inspection strategy for addressing quality and pro...
Publisher: Vi TECHNOLOGY