Reflow Soldering with a SnCu Eutectic Pb-Free Alloy
A design of experiment identifies differences in soldering between SAC alloys and SnCuNi.
By Gerjan Diepstraten
Improving OEE in High Mix Facilities
The growing negative overall equipment effectiveness trend can be seen throughout North American facilities, with rates sometimes falling to 50%. Manufacturers can, however, boost OEE through proper process control.
By States Mead
Effectively Managing RF Design in Utility Metering Applications
EMS companies can provide the missing link between meter expertise, good distribution channels and the ability to easily develop RF products.
By Roger Allcorn
Solder Joint Reliability of Different BGAs Reworked Using Low Melting Point Pb-Free Alloys
Low melt rework process performed on 0.093" and 0.125" thick boards under nitrogen found thermal fatigue life may be comparable or slightly better than that of components reworked using conventional SAC 385.
By Simin Bagheri, Polina Snugovsky, Zohreh Bagheri, Craig Hamilton and Heather McCormick
Not this time.
Assembleon’s Dr. Jan Michiels
Focus on Business
Weathering the storm.
The biggest fabricators.
Dr. Hayao Nakahara
On the Forefront
E. Jan Vardaman
Dr. Rita Mohanty
What role government?
American Competitiveness Institute
Ursula Marquez de Tino
Pb-Free Lessons Learned
Eroding myths of copper.
Dr. Renzhe Zhao
Clean as a ROSE.
Seho’s Go Soldering Line.
On the cover: Achieving a well-balanced flow from prep through production. (Photo: Panasonic Factory Solutions)