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FEATURES

    BEST Site Visit
    BEST: On the Go
    From a motor home to a 25,000 sq. ft. factory outside Chicago, BEST not only offers a wide variety of rework/repair services, it is navigating a new path for the EMS of the future.
    by Mike Buetow

    Bare Die Coatings
    Protecting COB Devices with Glob Top Encapsulants
    Bare die and their connecting wires have no protective plastic package, and can easily become corroded by moisture or chemicals. Encapsulating the die and wires in a protective shell is critical to ensuring long-term assembly reliability.
    by Venkat Nandivada

    PCB Repair
    Board Repair Made Easy
    The small size and spaces make fixing a substrate or interposer a painstaking undertaking. A new novel board repair kit just might be the solution.
    by Terence Q. Collier

    Rework
    Top 10 PCB Rework Mistakes
    Why touch-up should be used sparingly, if at all, and other helpful hints.
    by Bob Doetzer

 

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MONEY MATTERS

  • ROI
    The design-manufacturing gap.
    Peter Bigelow

  • Focus on Business
    Social media for the EMS.
    Susan Mucha


TECH TALK

Last Updated on Friday, 12 October 2012 17:32
 

Columns

Eastern-US: China’s New Competitor?

Parity emerges among EMS Factories from Asia, Mexico and the US.

For the first time in years we see parity in the Eastern US among EMS factories from Asia, Mexico and the US. This EMS market condition will permit American OEMs (the EMS industry refers to OEMs as customers) to have more EMS pathways to choose from. Now more than ever, such EMS assignments will require deeper investigation relating to the OEMs’ evaluation of manufacturing strategies.

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The Human Touch

For those who count on the electronics industry for big feats, it’s been a remarkable couple of years.

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Features

Advances in Concentration Monitoring and Closed-Loop Control

Contaminated bath water skews refractive index results. New technology can accurately measure aqueous cleaning agent concentration.

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Circuits Disassembly: Materials Characterization and Failure Analysis

A systematic approach to nonconventional methods of encapsulant removal.

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Techspray Introduces Fine-L-Kote High Viscosity AR Conformal Coating
Fine-L-Kote high viscosity AR acrylic conformal coating reportedly widens the process window and flexibility. Can use as-is for dipping or thin down for spray systems. Is for selective spray systems...