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Equipment
Automation tools (conveyors, feeders, etc.)
Bonders
Cleaning equipment
Component placement - high-speed
Component placement - multi-function
Component storage
Device programming
Dispensing equipment
Labeling equipment
Process control tools
Rework and repair tools
Screen/stencil printing
Screen/Stencil Printing Peripherals/Consumables
Soldering - reflow (convection)
Soldering - wave
Soldering - selective
Soldering - other (vapor phase, hot bar, laser, etc.)
Soldering - hand tools
Test and inspection - AOI
Test and inspection - AXI
Test and inspection - ICT
Test and inspection - SPI
Test and inspection - functional test
First Article Inspection

Materials
Adhesives
Cleaning materials
Coatings/encapsulants
Underfills
Flux
Soldering materials (paste, bar, wire, core, etc.)
Cored Wire

Software
Software - process control
Software - production
Software - management (ERP, MRP, etc.)

 

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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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...