Could Printed Electronics Replace Traditional Electronics?
Over the next 10 years, printed electronics will make gains in RFID, displays, packaging, ICs, and alternative energy. But a glorious future isn't set in stone.
by Randall Sherman
CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY Top 50
The Trials of 2009
When it comes time to write the story of the EMS industry in 2009, foremost will be the effects of the recession. The subtext, however, will be the dramatic fall of Elcoteq, whose final chapter is still being written. Plus: The 50 largest EMS companies.
by Mike Buetow
Supply Chain Management
Ensuring Component Integrity from an EMS Perspective
Short consumer product lifecycles, the electronics industry’s conversion to lead-free components, and general weakness in the global market have increased the speed at which components are becoming obsolete. And legacy products are prone to fake parts.
by Dennis Gradler
Improving Solder Paste Printing through Phase Shift Interferometry
New measurement technology enables high degrees of verification and confidence.
by Chrys Shea
Orpro Vision is looking good.
Merger mania strikes again.
On the Forefront
Can Japan stay committed to R&D?
E. Jan Vardaman
Registration using closed-loop control.
Dr. Rita Mohanty
The yes/no decision on nitrogen.
Wave Soldering Troubleshooting
Mitigating grainy or dull solder.
The Defects Database
Paste stuck in stencil apertures.
Dr. Davide Di Maio, Ph.D.
Our standard plea.
Dr. Harald Wack
How "free" is halogen-free solder?
Component reliability for RF applications.
ACI Technologies Inc.
Frontside silver conductor line efficiency.
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