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   1/11/2017      Go to SMT007 SMT Magazine - January Issue: Plating & Surface Finishing


Emmy Ross Discusses the New I-Connect007 E-Book Series

One thing that is long overdue in our industry is a series of guidebooks focused on helping companies with all their needs, from qualifications like AS9100 and Mil-P-31032 to various technologies, heavy copper, rigid-flex and microvias. I-Connect007 is now providing our industry with an entire series of these guidebooks, starting with the first book, "The Printed Circuits Buyers Guide to… AS9100 Certification." Authored by Imagineering Inc., this book educates readers about the AS9100 quality standard, and explains how to earn this certification.

Got Whiskers?

The tin whisker phenomenon is an issue that has plagued the electronics industry for many years now; however, with even more sectors of the industry now looking to shift or go lead-free—eliminating or limiting lead—in their processes and products, focus on this potentially devastating issue appears to be on the rise once again.

Reducing Warpage on BGAs During Rework

This article highlights one of the challenges associated with BGA rework--the effect of device warpage. To address this, Bob Wettermann writes about strategies to reduce device warpage on BGAs to avoid shorts and open circuits post rework.

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MC Series Still #1 for Low-Medium Volume Pick & Place
For high-mix SMT placement ranging from 3000-10,500 CPH, Manncorp's popular MC Series systems continue to be the clear winners in head-to-head comparisons. Linear-encoded, X-Y ball screw drive provides precision for 01005 chips. Cognex vision-on-the-fly for any SMD (incl. BGAs) up to 16mm x 14mm and stationary camera for larger devices are standard. Intelligent tape feeders (8-72mm) feature ultra-smooth electronic actuation. Free installation and training; lifetime support. Click for more info.

     • Science & Technology

Semiconductor Eyed for Next-generation 'Power Electronics'
Researchers have demonstrated the high-performance potential of an experimental transistor made of a semiconductor called beta gallium oxide, which could bring new ultra-efficient switches for applications such as the power grid, military ships and aircraft.

Nano-chimneys Can Cool Circuits
A few nanoscale adjustments may be all that is required to make graphene-nanotube junctions excel at transferring heat, according to Rice University scientists. Heat is transferred through phonons, quasiparticle waves that also transmit sound. The Rice theory offers a strategy to channel damaging heat away from next-generation nano-electronics.

A Wolverine-inspired Material
Scientists, including several from the University of California, Riverside, have developed a transparent, self-healing, highly stretchable conductive material that can be electrically activated to power artificial muscles and could be used to improve batteries, electronic devices, and robots.

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Wanted: Sales & Customer Service Professionals:
Seasoned sales professional wanted to join established Silicon Valley Rep Firm representing WUS PCB, one of the largest offshore PCB fabricators in the world. Solid base salary and commission compensation package as well as high earning potential. Must be located in Silicon Valley. Contact John deVries at +1-925-980-4111. For more information about WUS PCB go to www.wus.com.tw. Experienced Customer Service rep as needed as well.

     • SMT007 News

Goepel electronic Initiates Transition to the Next Generation
Manfred Schneider, co-founder of Goepel electronic, long-standing managing director and head of the Automotive Test Solutions department, handed over the office to his son Jörg Schneider on January 1, 2017. Jörg has been working in the company since 2001. Most recently, he worked as an application engineer in the automotive sector, developing functional testers for car seats. From this point, he takes over the responsibility for the largest business unit of Goepel electronic.

KYZEN to Showcase Real-Time Concentration Monitoring & Reporting System at IPC APEX EXPO 2017
KYZEN will demonstrate the new KYZEN ANALYST Real-Time Concentration Monitoring & Reporting System at the IPC APEX EXPO 2017 event, scheduled to take place February 14-16, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center in California.

Indium Experts to Present at Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium 2017
Indium Corporation’s Brook Sandy-Smith and Tim Jensen will present at Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium 2017 (Pan Pac) in Kauai, Hawaii, on February 6-9, 2017.

Alpha to Feature Die Attach, High Temp Dip Tinning Technologies at Internepcon Japan 2017
Alpha Assembly Solutions plans to feature a range of ALPHA Products for Die Attach, High Temp Dip Tinning technologies and Assembly Polymers at the 2017 Internepcon Japan show to be held in Tokyo.

Nordson Acquires ACE Production Technologies
Nordson Corp. has acquired assets of ACE Production Technologies Inc., a designer and manufacturer of selective soldering systems used in a variety of automotive and industrial electronics assembly applications.

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