Sept. 2007 cover


  • Medtech Sector
    Still Strong in Singapore
    A growing number of large medical OEMs are locating R&D centers or regional headquarters within Singapore because of its strong IP laws, skilled labor pool and easy access to a variety of emerging consumer markets.
    Lester Lu

  • Comparing XRF
    XRF Equipment and Materials Characterization for RoHS Compliance
    Energy dispersive XRF is a suitable method for parts screening because of its nondestructive, fast and efficient analysis. But not all systems perform the same.
    Hector Rene Marin Hernandez, RefugioVicente Escobedo Alva, Zhen (Jane) Feng, Ph.D., Joao Ofenboeck and Murad Kurwa

  • Cover Story
    Using AOI in the 01005 Assembly Process
    Defects are produced throughout the assembly process, not just in the beginning. Multi-unit inspection, coupled with proper bi-directional software, improves detection without increasing false calls.
    Owen Sit and Joshua Petras

  • SEAs 2007
    Closed-Loop Customer Service
    Integrated Microelectronics Inc. took home the top prize as the overall winner for EMS companies with revenues greater than $100 million. IMI marketing communications manager Fred Blancas explains the company’s approach.
    Chelsey Drysdale

  • Optoelectronics
    Growing at Light Speed
    Forecast to hit $1 billion by 2017, optoelectronics may still have a place in electronics substrates. A look at what iNEMI and OIDA feel will key the comeback.
    Michael Lebby and Rick Clayton





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On the cover: Use of 01005 components calls for a new AOI strategy. (Photos courtesy YesTech Inc.)

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