The Effect of an Optimized Reflow Oven Recipe on Energy Use
A case study of how improved thermal profiling and process optimization tools reduce energy use.
How Nanotechnology Applies to Electronics
Manipulating atoms won't obsolete assembly, but instead opens a window into fascinating and creative solutions to current dilemmas (including Pb-free soldering).
Dr. Alan Rae
Conversion of Ongoing Products to RoHS Compliance
A look at the materials and components aspects of the transition shows the magnitude of the task. Plus: examples of what worked - and what didn't.
Pb-Free Case Study
The Creation and Building of a Pb-Free Product
A case study in designing and building Pb-free 128Mb USB memory modules.
Srinivasa Aravamudhan, Joe Belmonte, Anand Bhosale, Alden Johnson, Pat Mattero, Karl Moore and Dr. Gerald Pham-Van-Diep
Fabrinet's Mark Schwartz.
Business software to get you moving.
On the Forefront
What's up, Doc?
Dr. Ken Gilleo
Optimizing a process that you don't own.
Tin whisker mitigation standards.
American Competitiveness Institute
Preventing micro solderballs.
Test and Inspection
Design solutions that aid defect detection.
Countdown to Pb-Free
The material declaration standard has arrived.
Richard E. Kubin
Diagnosis: WOA residues.
Transition Automation's self-cleaning squeegee.
Nepcon East Product Preview
On the cover: Even as technology pushes to the atomic level, there is room for conventional manufacturing practices. (Mark Evans, 2005)