A Robust Process Solution for Shield Edge Interconnect
A new process for RF shielding on compact electronic communications devices using automated solder paste dispensing, known as Shield Edge Interconnect, enable parts to be processed through underfill before placing the RF shield, and maximizes use of PCB real estate.
by Rajiv L. Iyer and Michael L. Martel
10 Things to Know about Soldering Iron Tip Maintenance
Lead-free solder is no friend to iron plating, but an understanding of the composition of soldering iron tips can lead to many ways to extend their life.
by Ray Cirimele
Big and Small in Munich
It’s nearly impossible to summarize the aggregate interest of 1,200 exhibitors and 38,000 attendees. But 03015 components would certainly be a start. A review of the industry's flagship trade show.
by Mike Buetow
What is 'Reengineering?'
All the people who need to work together to produce a great product are in the same organization, receiving the same marching orders from the same boss, and are—ideally—in the same room. So how come this doesn't always lead to a smoother, faster product delivery that better satisfies the customer’s needs?
by Bob Kotcher
What was BlackBerry thinking?
An end to repetition.
Why SnCuNi can be cool(er.)
Karl Seelig and Tim O’Neill
TEST AND INSPECTION
Putting a price on “value-added.”
Stirred up from shaking.
Dr. Chris Hunt