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Peter Koch of Nordson DAGE Will Discuss Failure Analysis with X-ray at Etek’s Technology Event

Oct 30, 2014

Peter Koch, European X-Ray Application Engineer

Peter Koch, European X-Ray Application Engineer

Nordson DAGE, a division of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN), announces that Peter Koch, European X-Ray Application Engineer, will present at their Distributor Etek’s Technology Event, scheduled to take place November 5-6, 2014 in Prestwick, Scotland. Koch will present “Failure Analysis with X-Ray – in 2D, Tomosynthesis and CT.”

Mr. Koch will discuss failures on BGAs, HiP (Head in Pillow) defects, cracks and simple failures such as solder bridges. Most of these failures can be detected with 2D inspection; however, sometimes it is necessary to use other techniques such as X-Plane (Tomosynthesis) and CT. Also, Koch will discuss how the shape of the BGA balls or the voiding can give a good indication of the failure.

The presentation will analyze failures on different components such as resistors, capacitors and wire bonds.  Nordson DAGE X-Plane® and CT-images will be shown. Mr. Koch will conclude with an example of how useful X-ray can be to find a manipulation on a device.

Peter Koch studied the Science of Materials at the Technical University in Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. He is Nordson DAGE’s European X-Ray Application Engineer and has worked for the Company for the last ten years.


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.  For more information, visit www.nordsondage.com.

Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for the precision dispensing and processing of adhesives, coatings, polymers and plastics, sealants, biomaterials and other materials and for fluid management, test and inspection, UV curing and plasma surface treatment, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service.  Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing.  Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries.  Visit Nordson on the web at www.nordson.com, www.twitter.com/Nordson_Corp  or www.facebook.com/nordson.

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