December 2012 cover

 

FEATURES

Reliability
Technical Diagnostics of Electronics Products: Application of Bayes Formula and Boltzmann-Arrhenius-Zhurkov
(BAZ) Model

For systems where failure-free operation is critical, technical diagnostics can recognize, in a continuous fashion and without dismantling, the ability to continue to function as expected over the long-term.
by Ephraim Suhir, Laurent Bechou and Alain Bensoussan

EMS Company of the Year of the Year
The Creation Resonation
Today's SMT operations rarely vary, which is why Creation Technologies is something of a
revelation in everything from its financial model to its factory layout.
by Mike Buetow

Supply Chain ControlSupply Chain Control
Using DNA to Ensure Component Authenticity
A new marking program for components provides users unalterable and traceable access to the part’s history and origin when marked and shipped by the original component manufacturer. In the case of open-market parts sourced by SMT, they will only be marked after they pass through its counterfeit mitigation and component quality inspection process. A look at how parts are "tagged" and traced.
by Tom Adams

Retrospective
Our dearly departed.
by Mike Buetow

 

FIRST PERSON

 

MONEY MATTERS

 

TECH TALK

 

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