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   6/20/2018      Go to SMT007.com SMT007 Magazine


Jigar Patel on ZESTRON’s Reliability Solutions for Class 3 Assemblies

At the SMTA West Penn Expo, I had a chance to discuss a paper presented by Jigar Patel, senior application engineer at ZESTRON. Jigar explained some of the cleaning challenges with newer components and how ZESTRON helps optimize cleaning processes for their customers.

5G: Testing the Future Impact
The impending arrival of 5G is not without its entourage of challenges that will require a different approach in the electronics manufacturing process. One that is already impacting the electronics manufacturers and assemblers is the testing of the devices. Industry analyst firm Occams Business Research Consulting expects the global 5G network infrastructure market to register a 70% CAGR from 2016 to 2023 and reach to $28 billion by the end of the forecast period with North America as the leading market.

Enabling an Intelligent Supply Chain for Electronics Manufacturing
The first three industrial revolutions came about because of mechanization, electricity and IT. Now, with the advent of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and services making their way into the manufacturing environment, we are seeing the arrival of a fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0.

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ALPHA® SAC305 Ultrafine Cored Wire for Fine Pitch Component Soldering. Both PCB and component size has become increasingly smaller in recent years creating a strong demand for ultrafine wire (diameter ≤0.20mm) technology. ALPHA® SAC305 Ultrafine Cored Wire was developed for fine pitch component attachment and manual rework by robotic soldering or manual soldering and maximizes the potential of fine wire application in high density boards. Available in different diameter size and flux content. AlphaAssembly.com.

     • Science & Technology

Taming Tornadoes at the Nanoscale
Superconductors contain arrays of tiny tornadoes of supercurrent, called vortex filaments, each carrying a single quantum of magnetic field. The motion of these tiny tornadoes leads to resistance and furthermore determines the electrical response of all applied superconducting materials.

Tripling the Energy Storage of Lithium-Ion Batteries
As the demand for smartphones, electric vehicles, and renewable energy continues to rise, scientists are searching for ways to improve lithium-ion batteries, as increasing their energy density could facilitate the development of advanced technologies with long-lasting batteries, as well as the widespread use of wind and solar energy.

Quantum Transfer at the Push of a Button
In the new quantum information technologies, fragile quantum states have to be transferred between distant quantum bits. Researchers at ETH have now realized such a quantum transmission between two solid-state qubits at the push of a button.

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APCT is a leading manufacturer of high reliability, printed circuit boards. After its recent acquisitions in January 2018, APCT now has enhanced capacity for its broad range of technologies, including advanced and emerging HDI work and can also now provide flex and rigid-flex capabilities, all fabricated at superior lead times. Additional industry certifications now strongly support the defense and aerospace industries. They include: AS9100D, NADCAP and MIL-P-55110. With multiple facilities on the east and west coasts, APCT is set up to build prototypes to mid-production and will manage your off-shore solutions through APCT Global.

     • SMT007 News

KYZEN Sees Growth in Asia and Expands Marketing Support
KYZEN announced that Lina Ong has taken on an expanded role as marketing specialist at KYZEN's Southeast Asia Headquarters in Penang, Malaysia. As KYZEN has grown, so has Ong's importance to KYZEN's marketing effort in Southeast Asia and China. Ong was among the first members of the KYZEN team in Penang, and has contributed in many ways to the company's success in Southeast Asia.

Ready for the Next Generation: Rehm Goes Industry 4.0
Rehm is always at the forefront when it comes to setting new standards in the field of thermal system solutions. Rehm Thermal Systems is also among the leading innovators in plant engineering who are addressing the issue of Industry 4.0. An innovative concept with worldwide Augmented Reality Support should make maintenance, documentation and on-the-job-training easier from now on.

AIM to Highlight REL Alloys at SMTA Upper Midwest
AIM will highlight their revolutionary REL61 and REL22 lead-free solder alloys, along with their full line of solder assembly materials.

Sanmina's Costa Mesa Facility Achieves AS9100D Certification
Sanmina Corporation announced that its technology center in Costa Mesa, California, has earned AS9100D certification for defense and aerospace manufacturing.

President Trump Announces 25% Tariff Imposition on Chinese Imports
President Trump announced that he will impose 25% tariffs on Chinese imports worth roughly $50 billion. The tariffs, first proposed in April, are the result of a Section 301 investigation that found China’s technology transfer policies had harmed U.S. companies.

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