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FEATURES

    Perfect Paperwork
    Best Practices for Preparing Documentation
    Electronics assembly documentation includes files such as design schematics, assembly drawings, test procedures, BoMs and more. Problems or omissions in this documentation result in delays and, in extreme cases, may lead to product deficiencies and quality issues. How to ensure documentation for the EMS company is accurate. 
    by George Henning

    Pick-and-Place
    Ensuring Accurate Placement
    Placement must undergo various checks to ensure components are the correct ones and to locate potential problems. Matching pad and package sizes is one of the many ways to reduce errors during component assembly.
    by Simon Ilustre


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MONEY MATTERS

  • Global Sourcing
    What DoD cuts mean for the US
    PCB industry.
    Matthew Holzmann

  • ROI
    Do customers know what they want?
    Peter Bigelow

  • Focus on Business
    Program management certification.
    Susan Mucha

 

TECH TALK

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 October 2010 12:03
 

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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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