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   6/21/2017      Go to SMT007 SMT Magazine - This month: Embedded Components


Assembly Training and Education
Even if your PCB assembly process is optimized, there is always room for improvement. And no matter how successful your company has been in the past, you just can’t rest on your laurels. It is always in your best interest to strive towards a better operations model. We've created a survey to help us gauge the importance of training and education in your workforce, and the benefits that you get in ensuring that your operators and engineers have the most current knowledge and skill sets.

Solder Ball Joint Reliability with Electroless Ni/Pd/Au Plating – Influence of Electroless Pd Plating Film Thickness
This paper investigated the influence of Pd film thickness in electroless Ni/Pd/Au plating on the solder ball joint reliability. It was found out that the shape and thickness of the intermetallic compounds (IMCs) are among the key factors that affect solder joint reliability after multiple reflow cycles and thermal aging, respectively.

Koh Young Discusses Latest 3D AOI Innovations
Koh Young Technology's Scott Kim, overseas sales team manager, talks about the latest challenges and developments happening in inspection technologies, the new demands and requirements from customers, as well as the key factors to consider when it comes to buying inspection systems.

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ALPHA® Recycling Services: The Responsible Choice- Alpha Recycling Services is North America’s only known Refiner and Recycler of solder that is ISO9001,14001 and 18001 compliant as well as ITAR registered and Conflict-Free Mineral Certified. With in-house smelting and refining capabilities, Alpha’s global organization offers stability and the highest financial return to our recycling customers versus our competitors. Learn more about their services and source reduction program at AlphaAssembly.com.

     • Science & Technology

Toward Optical Quantum Computing
Ordinarily, light particles — photons — don’t interact. If two photons collide in a vacuum, they simply pass through each other. An efficient way to make photons interact could open new prospects for both classical optics and quantum computing, an experimental technology that promises large speedups on some types of calculations.

New Prospects for Universal Memory
Researchers from MIPT’s Center of Shared Research Facilities have found a way to control oxygen concentration in tantalum oxide films produced by atomic layer deposition.

To Connect Biology with Electronics, Be Rigid, yet Flexible
Organic semiconducting polymers are complex matrices made from repeating units of a carbon-rich molecule. An organic polymer that can accommodate both types of conduction — ions and electrons — is the key to creating new biosensors, flexible bioelectronic implants and better batteries.

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Recover and Protect Your Moisture-Sensitive Components
Compare and save! In stock and ready to ship! Manncorp's ULTRA-DRY systems provide double the amount of storage space per dollar than any other humidity-safe component storage solution. V Series Desiccant Dry Boxes keep components at moisture levels well below 5% RH, in accordance with IPC/JEDEC J-STD-033C. Moisture-sensitive devices exposed to ambient humidity can be fully restored with the H Series Baking Dry Cabinets, in which a low-temperature (40°C) bake function gently and safely drives out moisture. Click for more info.

     • SMT007 News

Chuck Ganzer Awarded Nordson's Fellowship of Distinguished Inventors Award
Chuck Ganzer, senior project engineer Nordson Adhesives Division, was recently recognized and honored with the Nordson Corporation Fellowship of Distinguished Inventors Award. In his 27 years with Nordson, Ganzer—only the eighth recipient of the Fellowship Award—has been granted 24 U.S. patents. His patents were instrumental for product development across all Nordson's Adhesives Division served markets.

Former Senator Kelly Ayotte Joins Cirtronics' Board of Advisors
Cirtronics, an employee-owned EMS firm in New Hampshire, has named former Senator Kelly Ayotte to the company's Board of Advisors. Ayotte is widely recognized as an advocate for employee ownership, receiving the 2013 Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Advocate of the Year Award by the ESOP’s Association New England Chapter.

Indium's Andy Wei to Present at IPC WorksAsia Shenzhen Technical Conference
Indium Corporation's Andy Wei, PCBA Product Manager for China, will share his technical expertise at the IPC WorksAsia Technical Conference on June 23 in Shenzhen, China. His presentation will provide an overview of the automotive electronics market; key performance requirements for automotive electronics; and details on how to achieve high-reliability in automotive applications.

Electrolube Launches Complete Cleaning Solution for Silicone Wafer Assemblers
Electrolube's innovative cleaning solution called Safewash Super (SWAS) helps manufacturers improve their cleaning capabilities as well as speed up throughput, reduce costs and decrease their environmental impact.

Zentech First to Recertify for IPC Qualified Manufacturers Listing
Zentech Manufacturing Inc. has become the first company to be recertified to the IPC-J-STD-001 Space Addendum QML program.

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