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   9/21/2016       • Go to SMT007SMT Magazine This month: Military and Aerospace


The Blackfox Advanced Manufacturing Program for Military Veterans
You might be wondering why you should hire a military veteran, especially if your company has nothing to do with the military. But hiring veterans can bring a wealth of benefits, and this article highlights them. It also focuses on the Blackfox Veteran’s Training Program, the first program of its kind to provide veterans with little to no industry experience with the skills to grow their careers in the electronic assembly industry.

The Theory Behind Tin Whisker Phenomena, Part 4

In this fourth installment of the series on the theory behind tin whiskers, Dr. Jennie S. Hwang continues on her discussion of the likely key processes engaged in tin whisker growth—lattice vs. grain boundary diffusion, and reaction and dynamic of intermetallic compounds.

Asteelflash on Mil/Aero Challenges, ITAR, and Opportunities

In an interview with SMT Magazine, Albert Yanez, corporate executive VP and president of Asteelflash, Americas, discusses the challenges in the military and aerospace industries, ITAR compliance, and the opportunities in these sectors.

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Alpha offers a variety of solder pastes for lead-free PCB assembly that offer high reliability and high throughput applications. ALPHA® Lead-Free Solder Pastes are available in a wide range of alloy offerings and provide excellent soldering and voiding performance. Providing the most innovative, high quality and reliable products to the electronics assembly industry, Alpha can assist with your unique process challenges and ensure you can meet stringent specifications and environmental regulations. Learn more at AlphaAssembly.com.

     • Science & Technology

New Memory Management Scheme Better Accommodates Commercial Chips
A year ago, researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory unveiled a fundamentally new way of managing memory on computer chips, one that would use circuit space much more efficiently as chips continue to comprise more and more cores, or processing units.

Acoustic Resonator Device Paves the Way for Better Communication
Yale researchers have developed a high-frequency version of a device known as an acoustic resonator that could advance the field of quantum computing and information processing.

OLED Microdisplays in Data Glasses for Improved Human-Machine Interaction
The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP has been developing various applications for OLED microdisplays based on organic semiconductors.

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     • SMT007 News

Goepel Offers Free Webinar on Eliminating False Calls with Full Coverage 2D/3D X-ray Inspection
Goepel is pleased to announce their upcoming webinar, "Farewell to false calls resulting from reflections and shadows! Fast, full-coverage 2D/3D X-ray In-Line Inspection", which will be presented on October 13, 2016.

ACE to Conduct Introductory Selective Soldering Workshop
ACE Production Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that registration is now open and seats are still available for its upcoming October 18-19 introductory selective soldering workshop.

KYZEN Offers IPA Alternatives for Stencil Cleaning at productronica India
KYZEN will exhibit with its distributor, Kreative Technologies, in Booth #3429 at productronica India, which will be held from September 21-23, 2016 in Bangalore. The KYZEN team will highlight IPA replacements and its AQUANOX A4625 versatile aqueous cleaning chemistry.

AIM’s Karl Seelig to Present at SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum
AIM Solder is pleased to announce that Karl Seelig, V.P. of Technology, will present at the SMTA Guadalajara Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place October 5–6, 2016 at the RIU Hotel Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico. Seelig’s presentation on AIM’s latest white paper, titled "The Impact of Reduced Solder Alloy Powder Size on Solder Paste Print Performance," will highlight the use of finer metal powder into solder paste to facilitate ultra-fine pitch printing.

Alpha Debuted New Stencil Technologies at Enova Show in Paris
Alpha Assembly Solutions debuted its newest innovations from its range of state-of-the-art printing stencils at the recent Enova Show in Paris. tensoRED, Alpha's new Master Tensioning Frame, is designed to provide a higher and more even tension compared to ALPHA Tetra Frame.

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