Optimizing Pb-Free SMT Process Parameters
A Taguchi approach reveals the most important process steps and best settings for screen-printing and reflow, as well as the best combination of paste and board finishes for lead-free soldering.
Antonio Buonomo, Alessandro Lo Schiavo and Fabrizio Rotulo
A New, Thin High-Performance Organic Substrate
A new flip-chip package can be conventionally processed and meets lead-free demands, all while surpassing 10 GHz performance tests.
Donald Banks, Robin Gorrell, Duy Le-Huu, David Hanson and Shichun Qu
The Circuits Assembly Buyers' Guide
Our annual directory of products, services and suppliers.
2005: Time for a new model.
WKK's Hamed El-Abd
Focus on Business
Sell yourselves, but in the right way.
It's 10 p.m.: Do you know where your boards are?
Thousands of dots in a single stroke.
Test and Inspection
Lead-free means more voids.
Manufacturing yields are slowing adoption.
Michael C. Shores
Countdown to Pb-Free
The environmental mandate.
Robert C. Pfahl Jr.
What's your equipment made of?
On the cover: This month's top story lists the optimum reflow and printing settings for lead-free alloys. (© Gencay M. Emin)