The DfM Continuum
Design and manufacturing often are thought of as separate processes, with some interdependencies. But absent a feedback loop, development will be marred by unnecessary defects and re-spins.
by John Isaac and Bruce Isbell
Open 'Eyes' in the Frequency Domain
Although final performance is measured in the time domain, a detour may be the faster route to a signal integrity solution.
by Dr. Eric Bogatin
Divining Value in Screen Printer Ownership
The purchase price of a capital item is only one element of value, but it can be one that is disproportionately influential in the purchase decision. A look at how some companies are matching equipment requirements with new ways to evaluate cost-of-ownership.
by Trevor Warren
Why Mixed Signal Calls for Precise Stencils
Stencil accuracy has a direct bearing on the correct thermal profile.
by Zulki Khan
Heat Transfer in LED Assembly
LEDs may seem cool to the touch, but they all produce heat. So while they offer significant benefits over filament and fluorescent lighting, dissipating heat within an LED assembly involves the selection and use of thermally conductive and (usually) electrically insulating materials.
by Chuck Neve
The Big Mack Attack
For two years running, Mack Technologies has taken home top honors in Circuits Assembly's Service Excellence Awards. Its secret? A customer service strategy based on execution performance and using data, derived through open and honest communication with customers, to drive improvements in performance.
by Mike Buetow
No more dips for chips.
Back to school.
Fixing process improvement.
Focus on Business
Improve workers' lives, improve the bottom line.
Real World EMC
Designing out radiated emissions.
Dr. Eric Bogatin
Process flow and routine analysis.
Maintaining the printer.
Hot for preheat.
ACI Technologies Inc.
Test and Inspection
Tan Beng Chye
Balancing tradeoffs of waste elimination.
Wave Soldering Troubleshooting
The Defects Database
Undissolved fluxes under low-standoff parts.
Dr. Davide Di Maio
In case you missed it.
Off the Shelf