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  • Cover Story
    Flextronics Gets Dialed In
    In an exclusive interview, the CTO of the world’s largest ODM/EMS divulges why is staking its future on TV tuners and lowering BoM costs.
    Mike Buetow

  • Software Enhancements
    How Offline Programming Speeds NPI
    For top machine utilization, equipment needs to be in a production mode – building boards – not debugging programs.
    Sunil Chhabra and Mark Ogden

  • Fluxing
    Spray Fluxing for Pb-Free Wave Soldering
    A three-part study of spray application and deposits for next-generation processes.
    Sanju Arora and Stanley Soderstrom

  • Process Changes
    Practical Pb-Free Implementation
    Six major considerations covering equipment choice to process vailidation.
    Bruce Barton, Chrys Shea, Joe Belmonte and Ken Kirby

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On the cover: How Flextronics leverages its lead in cellphone technology to expand into other hot new markets. (photo by Frank Bevans)

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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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