Korea RoHS/ELV Analysis
Electronics Recycling in Korea
The next big electronics producer to “go green” is Korea, with a national law governing electronics waste coming into effect Jan. 1.
Junsik Yoon and Michael Kirschner
Fastening Hardware Using SMT
Traditional hardware options for assembling PCBs have baggage: time-consuming, exacting, and potentially damaging. But new fasteners specifically for PCB mounting can be placed and reflowed using the conventional SMT processes.
Brian G. Bentrim
Pb-free PTH Rework on a Thick, Heavy Assembly
A study by a major EMS company found a forced convection platform, in conjunction with a solder fountain, dramatically reduced copper dissolution observed on a thick, heavy circuit board as compared with rework performed completely on the solder fountain.
Robert Farrell, Paul Bodmer, Bruce Tostevin, Richard Russo and Gregory Morose
‘Engineering’ a new executive order.
A trip through time.
The DoD is getting embedded (and not with people).
American Competitiveness Institute
The solder wave, under pressure.
Pb-Free Lessons Learned
Preheat can make or break the Pb-free process.
Test and Inspection
The kindest cuts.
Dr. Udo E. Frank
Nepcon South China Product Preview
On the cover: Copper dissolution remedies for thick, heavy boards. (Photos courtesy Benchmark Electronics)