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Written by Mentor Graphics   
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 09:36

Three driving forces are radically changing CAD library construction. The first is lead-free solder. The next is metric units. And lastly is "component manufacturer chaos." This term describes component manufacturers who no longer follow JEDEC packaging standards and are leading the way for new component package development. It seems as though the constraints of standard package data have been thrown out the window and new unique electronic device packages are emerging on the market at light speed. These challenges will continue to impact CAD library development and maintenance as we move forward.

 

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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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Circuits Disassembly: Materials Characterization and Failure Analysis

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