February 2013 Print E-mail
User Rating: / 0
PoorBest 
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 09 May 2011 00:00

February 2013 cover

 

FEATURES

    Cover Story
    Lead-Free Assembly Design for Manufacturability Considerations
    The changeover to lead-free has brought with it serious implications for many key design rules. A look at the system-level management requirements and key DfM elements shown to improve overall yield, quality and reliability of high-complexity, high-reliability hardware.
    by Matt Kelly and Mark Hoffmeyer, PH.D.

    Factory Layout
    ‘U Turn’
    How one EMS company slashed production time by half by switching from a straight line flow to a “U” shaped layout.
    by Per Jennel

    Quality Assurance
    Availability Index and Minimized Reliability Costs
    A model for quantifying how the total cost of improving and maintaining reliability can be minimized, and the relationship of that minimized cost to the availability index.
    by Ephraim Suhir, Ph.D., and Laurent Bechou, PH.D.

    ESD Basics
    How Much Protection Is Enough?
    Five questions to ask concerning ESD protection.
    by The ESD Association

 

FIRST PERSON

 

MONEY MATTERS

  • ROI
    The great equalizer.
    Peter Bigelow

  • Focus on Business
    Evaluating technology improvements.
    Susan Mucha

 

TECH TALK

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:51
 

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.

Read more...
 
The Human Touch

For those who count on the electronics industry for big feats, it’s been a remarkable couple of years.

Read more...
 

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.

Read more...
 
Circuits Disassembly: Materials Characterization and Failure Analysis

A systematic approach to nonconventional methods of encapsulant removal.

Read more...
 

Search

Search

Login

CB Login

Language

Language

English French German Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
 

Products

Panasonic Debuts PanaCIM Maintenance with Augmented Reality
PanaCIM Maintenance with Augmented Reality software provides instant communication and information to factory technicians -- when and where it is needed -- so they can respond to factory needs more...