Benchmarking and Qualifying PCB Fabricators for Semiconductor Device Test Boards
Standardized test panels provide a sound basis for engaging with suppliers and participating in continuous improvement plans. Over time, test panel results objectively demonstrate if suppliers are attaining agreed-upon goals.
by William J. Mack
Using Automated 3D X-Ray Inspection to Detect BTC Defects
Bottom-termination components such as QFNs are characterized by hidden solder joints, making inspection tricky. Defects such as insufficients often have enough solder present to pass ICT and functional test, but when subjected to shock or vibration, there is a good chance this solder connection will fracture, leading to an open connection.
by Barbara Koczera and An Qi Zhao
Developing a Compliance System for RoHS2
With the latest directive, RoHS is becoming more focused on validation of process, rather than inspection of results. A look at the methodology of developing a compliance system to address the electronics manufacturer’s obligations.
by Scott Mazur
The DoD fights back.
Asteelflash’s Gilles Benhamou.
Focus on Business
Adapting to uncertainty.
Test and Inspection
In Case You Missed It.