Still Strong in Singapore
A growing number of large medical OEMs are locating R&D centers or regional headquarters within Singapore because of its strong IP laws, skilled labor pool and easy access to a variety of emerging consumer markets.
XRF Equipment and Materials Characterization for RoHS Compliance
Energy dispersive XRF is a suitable method for parts screening because of its nondestructive, fast and efficient analysis. But not all systems perform the same.
Hector Rene Marin Hernandez, RefugioVicente Escobedo Alva, Zhen (Jane) Feng, Ph.D., Joao Ofenboeck and Murad Kurwa
Using AOI in the 01005 Assembly Process
Defects are produced throughout the assembly process, not just in the beginning. Multi-unit inspection, coupled with proper bi-directional software, improves detection without increasing false calls.
Owen Sit and Joshua Petras
Closed-Loop Customer Service
Integrated Microelectronics Inc. took home the top prize as the overall winner for EMS companies with revenues greater than $100 million. IMI marketing communications manager Fred Blancas explains the company’s approach.
Growing at Light Speed
Forecast to hit $1 billion by 2017, optoelectronics may still have a place in electronics substrates. A look at what iNEMI and OIDA feel will key the comeback.
Michael Lebby and Rick Clayton
Focus in Business
The cyclical EMS market.
Don’t let false parts put you out on a limb.
On the Forefront
Not so fast, China.
E. Jan Vardaman
All for one.
The good users.
Measuring flux uniformity and volume.
Flux and cleaning solvents.
American Competitiveness Institute
Test and Inspection
Maximizing test implementation ROI.
Stacy Kalisz Johnson
Qualifying a new process.
Pb-Free Lessons Learned
Is your solder pot saying something?
Seeing is believing.
Marty Neese and SM Kong
Assembling with QFNs.
Dr. Renzhe Zhao
Nepcon East, SMTA Int'l and ATExpo Product Preview
On the cover: Use of 01005 components calls for a new AOI strategy. (Photos courtesy YesTech Inc.)