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FEATURES

  • Cover Article
    High Stakes: Reworking High-Precision, High-Reliability Boards
    Successfully reworking high-reliability assemblies is challenging, even for the most experienced of operators. However, it can be made easier and safer by deploying the right tools and safeguards.
    Franck Bitton

  • Lead Free
    Avoiding Tin Whisker Reliability Problems
    Fighting tin whiskers involves knowing the available mitigation strategies and risk analysis based on lead spacing.
    G.T. Galyon and Ron Gedney

  • Focus on Business
    Covert Money Losses in Outsourcing
    Understanding the less obvious sources of wasted money in OEM/EMS manufacturing relationships.
    Edwin B. Smith, III

  • Component Placement
    Automatic Recognition of Electronic Components
    Automatically recognizing electronic components can reduce rejected components and increase placement accuracy, yields and surface-mount line throughput.
    Gallagher Donovan Pryor, Alex Goldstein, Allen Tannenbaum

  • Focus on HDI/Advanced Technology
    Current Trends in Optoelectronics
    EMS providers and equipment suppliers are working together to make high-volume optoelectronic component manufacturing a reality.
    Bruce W. Hueners and Paleerat Lakawathana

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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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