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FEATURES

  • Korea RoHS/ELV Analysis
    Electronics Recycling in Korea
    The next big electronics producer to “go green” is Korea, with a national law governing electronics waste coming into effect Jan. 1.
    Junsik Yoon and Michael Kirschner

  • Component Placement
    Fastening Hardware Using SMT
    Traditional hardware options for assembling PCBs have baggage: time-consuming, exacting, and potentially damaging. But new fasteners specifically for PCB mounting can be placed and reflowed using the conventional SMT processes.
    Brian G. Bentrim

  • Cover Story
    Pb-free PTH Rework on a Thick, Heavy Assembly
    A study by a major EMS company found a forced convection platform, in conjunction with a solder fountain, dramatically reduced copper dissolution observed on a thick, heavy circuit board as compared with rework performed completely on the solder fountain.
    Robert Farrell, Paul Bodmer, Bruce Tostevin, Richard Russo and Gregory Morose

FIRST PERSON

  • Caveat Lector
    ‘Engineering’ a new executive order.
    Mike Buetow

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On the cover: Copper dissolution remedies for thick, heavy boards. (Photos courtesy Benchmark Electronics)

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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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