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FEATURES

  • Packaging Substrates
    A Novel Low CTE, High Stiffness Ceramic Composite Core
    A new substrate meets attributes for solder joint reliability, dielectric reliability, low warpage and microvia reliability.
    Nitesh Kumbhat, P. Markondeya Raj, Raghuram V. Pucha, Venky Sundaram, Ed Bongio, S. Sitaraman and Rao R. Tummala

  • PCB Trends
    2007: The Year of HDI?
    Our survey of more than 5,100 subscribers reveals this will be the year microvias and embedded passives join the ranks of conventional technology.
    Mike Buetow

  • EMS Business Models
    Outsourcing Technology Enhancement
    One-stop shopping is highly touted within the EMS industry, but the formula has variations – and warts. Using strategic alliances to support application-specific technology enhancement can provide access to more specialized expertise and optimum resource utilization.
    Bruce Biggard

  • New Standards
    The Moisture Sensitivity Standard Goes Pb-Free
    The updated industry spec for characterizing components, J-STD-020D, gives the boot to the peak package body temperature (Tp) term.
    Tom Adams and Steve Martell

  • Cover Story
    America’s Best Manufacturer?
    Emerging from the shadow of former parent IBM, Endicott Interconnect Technologies is coming off its best year and primed for growth.
    Mike Buetow

  • ESD Controls
    Improving ESD Program Discipline
    A detailed look at how General Dynamics manages its ESD auditing and training procedures.
    James Colnar and Roger Peirce

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On the cover: Highly engineered boards are the specialty of Endicott Interconnect. (Photo courtesy Endicott Interconnect)

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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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