2014 Issues

December 2014 cover

 

FEATURES

RETROSPECTIVE
In Memoriam

A look back at friends and colleagues who left us in 2014.

COVER STORY
Root Cause Failure Analysis of Dendrite Shorting: A Comparison of Analytical Techniques

A study of 25 conformal-coated, no-clean assemblies after environmental testing for 40°C/90%RH for 168 hr. revealed FTIR, SEM/EDS and ion chromatography need an assist when determining the true source of contamination.
by Terry Munson

THE FACTORY
Cost Reductions Through Energy Transitions

Operational energy management is becoming increasingly important. How the SMT reflow oven has become ground zero for the energy reduction effort.
by Volker Feyerabend

 

FIRST PERSON

 

MONEY MATTERS

 

TECH TALK

November 2014 cover

 

FEATURES

CHEMICAL LABELING
GHS Timeline Update

The latest OSHA hazard communication requirements go into effect next year, impacting manufacturers and all facilities which use chemicals. Are you ready?
by Scott Mazur

SCREEN PRINTING
Printing Miniaturized Devices for the Automotive and Industrial Manufacturing Sectors

The automotive and industrial electronics sectors have several large challenges in using sub-microcomponents, including the addition of large devices on the same product, harsh environmental concerns and safety and reliability demands. All these issues require a highly capable heterogeneous solder paste printing process. This work investigates a solution for printing fine-pitch footprint devices next to traditional larger-footprint ones at high yields.
by Clive Ashmore and Mark Whitmore

 

FIRST PERSON

 

MONEY MATTERS

 

TECH TALK

September 2014 cover

 

FEATURES

EMS PROFILE
Libra Industries Finds Its Balance

The Ohio EMS company alternates acquisitions and organic growth modes as it evolves from a family run firm to becoming a major regional player.
by Mike Buetow

SURFACE FINISHES
Study of Various PCBA Surface Finishes
An investigation of post-reflow solder spread, voiding performance of BGA and QFN devices, and cross-sectional analysis rates six surface finishes under three use conditions.
by Georgie Thein, David Geiger and Murad Kurwa

 

FIRST PERSON

 

MONEY MATTERS

 

TECH TALK

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