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: 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, USA
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.
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)...
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...
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.
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
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
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
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...
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
Oct 13, 2010 | Dipl.-Ing. Hartmut Berndt
The number of failures caused by electrostatic discharges (ESD) has been increasing for some time now. So, it is necessary for everyone, who handles electrostatic sensitive devices (ESDS), to know the reasons of such failures. This presentation will give ...
Publisher: B.E.STAT European ESD Competence Centre