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FEATURES

    Reflow Soldering
    Thermal Profiling Small PCBs
    Every board, no matter the size, shape or thickness, requires a unique thermal profile for a perfect assembly process. Paste type needs to be accounted for, as does thermocouple placement. Consider these rules-of-thumb for optimizing the profile.
    by Simon Ilustre

    ECTC RECAP
    Out on Safari at ECTC
    Attendance jumped at the annual component technology show, spurred by interest in 2.5D packaging.
    by Sandra Winkler

    EMS Sourcing
    Why Mexico (Again) Matters
    As wages continue to rise in China and fuel costs escalate worldwide, some North American manufacturers are reevaluating their global operations to determine if production locations are optimal, reinvigorating discussion over whether China or Mexico is best for lower-cost production.
    by Tonya Vinas

 

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MONEY MATTERS

  • ROI
    No such thing as too big to fail.
    Peter Bigelow

  • Global Sourcing
    Rebalancing the supply chain.
    Wally Johnson


TECH TALK

Last Updated on Monday, 06 August 2012 11:02
 

Columns

Eastern-US: China’s New Competitor?

Parity emerges among EMS Factories from Asia, Mexico and the US.

For the first time in years we see parity in the Eastern US among EMS factories from Asia, Mexico and the US. This EMS market condition will permit American OEMs (the EMS industry refers to OEMs as customers) to have more EMS pathways to choose from. Now more than ever, such EMS assignments will require deeper investigation relating to the OEMs’ evaluation of manufacturing strategies.

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The Human Touch

For those who count on the electronics industry for big feats, it’s been a remarkable couple of years.

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Features

Advances in Concentration Monitoring and Closed-Loop Control

Contaminated bath water skews refractive index results. New technology can accurately measure aqueous cleaning agent concentration.

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Circuits Disassembly: Materials Characterization and Failure Analysis

A systematic approach to nonconventional methods of encapsulant removal.

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