Flextronics Gets Dialed In
In an exclusive interview, the CTO of the world’s largest ODM/EMS divulges why is staking its future on TV tuners and lowering BoM costs.
How Offline Programming Speeds NPI
For top machine utilization, equipment needs to be in a production mode – building boards – not debugging programs.
Sunil Chhabra and Mark Ogden
Spray Fluxing for Pb-Free Wave Soldering
A three-part study of spray application and deposits for next-generation processes.
Sanju Arora and Stanley Soderstrom
Practical Pb-Free Implementation
Six major considerations covering equipment choice to process vailidation.
Bruce Barton, Chrys Shea, Joe Belmonte and Ken Kirby
Focus on Business
Managing program managers.
Sourcing preowned equipment.
On the Forefront
Where front- and back-end meet.
E. Jan Vardaman
Printing for pin-in-paste.
But can you take it apart?
Pb-free hand soldering.
Lee Whiteman and Riley Northam
Taking a (second) pass.
Test and Inspection
Testing the finishes.
Stig Oresjo and Chris Jacobsen
Countdown to Pb-Free
Getting the lead out of standards.
Tom Newton, David Bergman and Jack Crawford
Goo, be gone!
Hit the roadmap, Jack.
Assembléon’s new placer.
Mexitronica Product Preview
On the cover: How Flextronics leverages its lead in cellphone technology to expand into other hot new markets. (photo by Frank Bevans)