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   7/27/2016       • Go to SMT007SMT Magazine This month:Test and Inspection


Material Effects of Laser Energy when Processing Circuit Board Substrates during Depaneling
Using modern laser systems for the depanelization of circuit boards can create some challenges for the production engineer when it is compared to traditional mechanical singulation methods. Understanding the effects of the laser energy to the substrate material properly is essential in order to take advantage of the technology without creating unintended side effects.

Industry 4.0: Making the First Move
Many companies now have active Industry 4.0, Internet of Manufacturing, or smart factory projects. In each case, different approaches were taken that appeared to best fit the project requirements and that would deliver the intended benefits versus the cost and effort investment needed. However, there is no best solution. This article explains why.

Package-on-Package Warpage Characteristics and Requirements
iNEMI organized the Warpage Characteristics of Organic Packages Project to identify primary factors that can contribute to the warpage performance of selected components during typical SMT processes, to better understand package warpage characteristics across different package types and attributes. This article focuses on the work related to package-on-package.

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     • Science & Technology

Ultra-flat Circuits Will Have Unique Properties

The Rice lab of theoretical physicist Boris Yakobson analyzed hybrids that put 2-D materials like graphene and boron nitride side by side to see what happens at the border. They found that the electronic characteristics of such “co-planar” hybrids differ from bulkier components.

New Chemistry Could Overcome Key Drawbacks of Lithium-air Batteries

Lithium-air batteries are considered highly promising technologies for electric cars and portable electronic devices because of their potential for delivering a high energy output in proportion to their weight. But such batteries have some pretty serious drawbacks: They waste much of the injected energy as heat and degrade relatively quickly.

Making Terahertz Lasers More Powerful

Researchers have nearly doubled the continuous output power of a type of laser, called a terahertz quantum cascade laser, with potential applications in medical imaging, airport security and more.

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     • SMT007 News

Alpha's Tim Luke to Present on Reliability at ZESTRON Soldering Workshops in Canada
Tim Luke of Alpha Assembly Solutions will be presenting at the ZESTRON Academy Workshops on soldering, cleaning and coating, which will take place in late September in Canada. His presentation on the topic of "Building Reliability In: To Clean or Not to Clean" will highlight how chemistry choices play an important role in the functionality and long-term reliability of today’s electronics.

KYZEN to Reveal New Research Findings at NEPCON South China
KYZEN announced plans to reveal new research findings in Stand 1P01 at NEPCON South China, scheduled to take place Aug. 30- Sept. 1, 2016 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. Demonstrated improvements for a multitude of standard processes, solder pastes and laboratory conditions are being made available to help industry experts. Key findings and related video proofs also will be shared during the event.

VJ Electronix to Exhibit XQuik II at NEPCON South China
VJ Electronix Inc. will exhibit its award-winning XQuik II with AccuCount Technology at NEPCON South China, which is scheduled to take place August 30 - September 1, 2016 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center.

ACE to Conduct August 10 Selective Soldering Workshop in Chandler, Arizona
ACE Production Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of selective soldering systems, lead tinning systems and lead tinning services, is pleased to announce that it will host a selective soldering workshop in Chandler, Arizona in conjunction with Phase 4, Inc.

SMTA and IPC Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference Program Finalized
The SMTA and IPC have announced the program for the 2016 Cleaning and Conformal Coating Conference being held October 25-27, 2016 in Rosemont, IL.

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