Technical Papers
Direct Immersion Gold as a Final Finish
Essential Practices for Gold Mitigation of Electronic Components
Nearshoring or Contract Manufacturing? Which Fits Your Business Model?
Solder Alloy Contribution to Robust Selective Soldering Process
The Four Roles of Inspection Data in a Smart Factory
Toward the Lights-out Factory
The Essential Guide for High-Reliability BGA Component Re-balling
Understanding X-ray Inspection versus X-ray Component Counters
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Ask the Experts
BGA reballing question
Conformal Coating Press Fit Connectors
Dust contamination after selective soldering
Moisture Sensitivity Level for Bare Boards
Contamination Using Solvent Dispensers
Challenges Placing RF Shields During SMT Assembly
Seeking Advise for a Solder Reflow Recipe
Critical Part Fixture During Reflow
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June 30, 2022
How To Clean a Vintage Circuit Board Assembly?
How To Clean a Vintage Circuit Board Assembly?
A vintage computer board is contaminated with decomposed anti-static foam. The microprocessor and other ICs have a sticky grime on the leads. The Assembly Brothers, Phil Zarrow and Jim Hall, address this situation and share their own suggestions.
Board Talk
Printing of Solder Paste - A Quality Assurance Methodology
This paper describes a method to ensure quality secured data from both solder paste printers and inspection machines in electronic assembly manufacturing.
Production Floor
Microchips for Future Computing Security
Microchips for Future Computing Security
Microchips with tiny clocks hold the key to future computing security, a system that is resistant to attacks, and also inexpensive, convenient, and scalable.
Technology Briefing
The Quest for Reliability Standards
Many methods simulate end-use characteristics of equipment, but a clear understanding is required to differentiate between the methods.
Analysis Lab
Insertion Loss Comparisons of High Frequency PCBs
Insertion Loss Comparisons of High Frequency PCBs
PCBs have been used for many years in low loss, high frequency microwave applications and many have become increasingly complex.
Materials Tech
Conformal Coating over No Clean Flux
The need to implement a tin whisker mitigation strategy has led to applying conformal coating over no clean residues.
Production Floor
Final Finish Specifications Review
Specifications are consensus documents agreed upon by a panel of industry participants composed of suppliers, manufacturers, assembly houses and users.
Analysis Lab
When To Use Adhesive To Bond SMT Components
When To Use Adhesive To Bond SMT Components
When should we use adhesive to bond SMT components to the bottom-side of a double-sided PWA before going through reflow soldering?
Board Talk
Development and Testing of a Lead-Free Low Melting Point Alloy
This paper describes the development and testing procedure of a new lead-free low melting point alloy.
Materials Tech
Flying Taxis Are Almost Here
Flying Taxis Are Almost Here
Ride-hailing applications, electric propulsion technology and a new generation of avionics suddenly awakened commercial interest from companies.
Technology Briefing
Glass Panel Packaging: Technologies and Applications
This paper describes the critical glass packaging technologies, their R&D and commercialization status as well as all the current and future applications.
Production Floor
Testing PCBs for Creep Corrosion
This paper covers the iNEMI technical subcommittee test for creep corrosion using a flowers-of-sulfur based qualification test.
Analysis Lab
Dead Phone and the Mysterious Dialer
Dead Phone and the Mysterious Dialer
A home had cable telephone but the phone line started going completely dead, mysteriously fixing itself just before the repairman arrived.
Mysteries of Science
Rework Challenges for Smart Phones and Tablets
This paper reviews the challenges and process steps needed for successful repair of surface mount devices on very densely packaged circuit boards.
Production Floor
Hydrogen As an Efficient Form of Energy
Hydrogen As an Efficient Form of Energy
Hydrogen is an efficient form of energy when used in fuel cells to generate electricity. Transporting and storing hydrogen has its own set of problems.
Technology Briefing
Board Processes and Effects on Fine Copper Barrel Cracks
This research is to determine if there is a relationship between PCB fabrication processes and the prevalence of fine barrel cracks.
Analysis Lab
The Role of Organic Amines in Soldering Materials
The Role of Organic Amines in Soldering Materials
Paper shows that tests can be developed to characterize fundamental properties of activator packages that directly impact performance.
Materials Tech
The Effects of Phosphorus in Lead-Free Solders
This paper reports on experiments to determine the effects of phosphorus additions on the behavior of a widely used lead-free solder.
Production Floor
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Board Talk
How To Clean a Vintage Circuit Board Assembly?
When To Use Adhesive To Bond SMT Components
When is it Time to Switch from Manual Assembly to Automation?
PCBA Inspection Concerns
Questions About Handling Solder Paste
Keys for Moisture Sensitive Device Control
How Can We Prevent Our 0201 Nozzles From Clogging?
Why is Solder Dross Sticking to Our PCBAs?
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Questions and Comments
Questions About Handling Solder Paste
Comparing heat generated by friction and warming naturally is not ...
Timothy O'Neill, AIM
How Can We Prevent Our 0201 Nozzles From Clogging?
Depends of nozzle sizes, all nozzles shall be maintained. Everything ...
Mareks Brikainis, hansamatrix
Is There a Limit to the Step in a Step Stencil?
Years ago I worked for a manufacturer of electroformed stencils ...
Jeff Marten, Schlage Lock
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