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

 

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