Rework Challenges for Smart Phones and Tablets


April 23, 2015


Paul Wood Advanced Product Applications Manager APR/ BGA Products OK International / Metcal.


Smart phones are complex, costly devices and therefore need to be reworked correctly the first time. In order to meet the ever-growing demand for performance, the complexity of mobile devices has increased immensely, with more than a 70% greater number of packages now found inside of them than just a few years ago. For instance, 1080P HD camera and video capabilities are now available on most high end smart phones or tablet computers, making their production more elaborate and expensive.

The printed circuit boards for these devices are no longer considered disposable goods, and their bill of materials start from $150.00, with higher end smart phones going up to $238.00, and tablets well over $300.00....

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Manufacturer of high-performance precision rework systems for the electronics bench. Product lines include: Hand Soldering and Desoldering, Convection Rework products, Fume Extraction and Fluid Dispensing tools.

Cypress, California, USA

Adhesives/Dispensing, Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Repair/Rework, Soldering

  • Phone 1-714-799-9910
  • Fax 1-714-828-2001

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