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FEATURES

    Apex Expo Recap
    Let’s Get Small
    At IPC Apex Expo this year, small was big. Benchtop was in and integration was all the rage at the annual North American trade show.
    by Mike Buetow

    Cover Story
    Bridging Technology between Conventional 3D and TSV 3D Stacking
    Two new multi-die DRAM packages have thin profiles and minimize wirebond length.
    by Belgacem Haba, Ph.D.

    SMT Automation
    Robotics Assembly from Prototype to Production
    Behind every robot is the manufacturing assembly process of how the robot was built. Here, the author details some key areas of the Benchmark Electronics’ Robotics manufacturing process, from a prototype or new-build stage to steady-state production.
    by Scott Mazur

 

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    Peter Bigelow

 

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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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