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FEATURES

    SIR Testing
    The IPC-B-52 SIR Test Vehicle: Current Test Vehicle Design and Possible Modifications
    IPC-B-52 is not always seen as adequately “product-like.” Alternate test vehicle designs offer the flexibility to make it so.
    by Mitchell Ferrill, Matt Kelly, Wai Ma, Nandu Ranadive, Cheikhou Ndiaye, Jim Bielick and Simin Bagheri

    Inspection
    First Article Verification: A New Level of Accuracy
    Impedance checking boosts FAI's value.
    by Matthew Holzmann and Chrys Shea

    Component Qualification
    Fine-Tuning Acoustic Screening of PEMs
    Picking the right standard means knowing the spec and what it is that needs testing.
    by Tom Adams

    Materials World
    Flip-Chip Devices Get Flat
    Thin is in, but what modern flip chip devices really need is to be flat.
    by Jie Bai

 

FIRST PERSON

MONEY MATTERS

  • ROI
    Rigid-flex.
    Peter Bigelow

 

TECH TALK

 

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