Nordson DAGE, a division of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN), announces that Kamran Iqbal will present “Measuring the Reliability Risk of PCB Pad Craters” at the SMART Group BGA and Cleaning Reliability Conference, scheduled to take place October 5-6, 2011 at the Oxfordshire Conference Centre in Thame, Oxfordshire.
Pad cratering is one of the dominant failure modes occurring in various board-level reliability tests, especially under dynamic loading. In recent years, the increasing propensity of pad cratering due to the implementation of lead-free technology calls for reassessment of printed circuit board (PCB) qualification and understanding of the mechanism of pad cratering. Test methods to quantify pad cratering as well fatigue life testing will be explored in the presentation.
Kamran Iqbal is the Senior Applications Engineer for Nordson DAGE, specializing in new application development for bond test equipment platforms and materials testing. Prior to this role, Kamran has worked in the automotive research and development field, and in the electronic design, test and inspection areas, primarily in the defense and aviation industry. Kamran holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Wireless Engineering from UK universities, and is experienced in electromechanical engineering.
Headquartered in Aylesbury, UK, Nordson DAGE is a unit of the Nordson Corporation and manufactures and supports a complete range of award winning digital X-ray inspection systems and bond test equipment for the printed circuit board assembly and semiconductor industries.
Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) is one of the world’s leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants, coatings and other materials to a broad range of consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The company also manufactures equipment used in the testing and inspection of electronic components as well as technology-based systems for curing and surface treatment processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has direct operations and sales support offices in more than 30 countries.