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FEATURES

    DESIGN QUALIFICATION
    Qualification vs. First Article Inspection
    Military and commercial product suppliers often overlook what is being asked by their customer when they are asked to qualify a part. What’s more, there’s a disconnect between what FAI is and whether it is a sufficient technique for design qualification.
    by Charles Hill and Karen Ebner

    DECAPSULATION
    Circuits Disassembly: Materials Characterization and Failure Analysis
    Common procedures for encapsulant removal apply to most applications. When standard procedures don’t work, however, there are methods that, while unconventional, have proved successful.
    by W. John Wolfgong, PH.D., Jana Julien, Jason Wheeler and Joe Colangelo

    PCB CLEANING
    Advances in Concentration Monitoring and Closed-Loop Control
    How does one accurately determine the concentration of chemistry, or an aqueous-based cleaning solution that comprises flux residues, as well as a wide variety of SMT-related residues that are entrained in a cleaning system wash bath? New sensor-based technology is doing so, and with greater accuracy than conventional methods.
    by Umut Tosun, Axel Vargas and Bryan Kim, Ph.D.

    MURRIETTA CIRCUITS
    The One-Stop SoCal Shop
    For over 30 years, the family-run Southern California company has been adding services to its printed circuit roots.
    by Chelsey Drysdale


FIRST PERSON

MONEY MATTERS

  • ROI
    No flex in circuits industry.
    Peter Bigelow

  • FOCUS ON BUSINESS
    Getting the deal on paper.
    Susan Mucha

 

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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...