SMTA International 2016 Preview

ACE BOOTH 907 ACE will exhibit its newest soldering technologies this year. On display will be the KISS-101IL a fully-configured SMEMA compatible selective soldering platform equipped with standard features including automated 2-point fiducial alignment and skew correction system, high-speed Z-axis, heated nitrogen system, witness camera and automated fluxing. The KISS-101IL comes standard with the ACE […]

Advancements in Relative Humidity Measurement in Wafer and Reticle Environments

Qualifying and calibrating N2 and XCDA purge environments with wafersense auto multi sensors Key IC fabrication steps are sensitive to moisture in semiconductor wafer environments. As the technology node advances, the need for characterizing and minimizing the exposure to relative humidity (RH) has become critical in all 29nm geometry fabs and below. These RH control […]

The Importance of Paying Attention to Component Specifications

The theory is simple: Process electronics assemblies in spec every time and you will end up with a quality product. In practice, this is more difficult for numerous reasons, including normal and abnormal process variations, human error and more. But first, let’s be clear on what our process specifications really are. Critical components such as […]

PCB Prototyping: In-house or Outsource?

This article aims to identify common pain points faced during conventional PCB prototyping and factors to consider in selecting a PCB supplier, and define the benefits of in-house 3D printing PCB prototypes versus outsourcing. Additionally, this article describes the advantages of bringing prototyping in-house in terms of gaining strategic advantages over competitors, and maximising cost […]

Industry News: Europe

Precision dispensing and dosing with preeflow from Intertronics The method of using a positive displacement technology for the dispensing or dosing of liquids can bring many benefits to those for whom repeatability, precision, reliability and accuracy are important. preeflow volumetric dispensing pumps have found applications in sectors such as electronics and semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace, medical […]

Industry News: Americas

Universal appoints Jeff Knight General Manager Universal Instruments is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Knight as General Manager of the Advanced Process Lab (APL) and Advanced Technology Assembly Services (ATAS). Knight will operate out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Conklin, NY and will be responsible for generating new business opportunities for Universal’s […]

Apple goes behind the wall

Donald Trump is not the only one building a wall. China is building it’s own “Technology Wall”. But this is not to stop data and IP coming into the country, it’s to prevent it leaving! I heard a similar sentiment when I questioned a China technology insider about the 200 million RMB rebate the Guangdong […]

SMTA “Chapter of the Year” award winners announced

The SMTA proudly announces the winners of its “Chapter of the Year” award in recognition of the accomplishments made by local SMTA chapters. This year the SMTA Atlanta Chapter won the title of “Chapter of the Year.” Several chapters were recognized for specific achievements, as runners up, and for honorable mention. The Oregon Chapter won […]

DS Electronics installs fourth ACE selective soldering machine in Arizona

ACE Production Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of selective soldering systems, is pleased to announce that DS Electronics has invested in a fourth KISS-103 selective soldering machine. The KISS-103 selective soldering system has been installed at the DS Electronics, Inc. facility located in Tempe, Arizona and is the fourth selective soldering machine DS Electronics has ordered […]

See STI Electronics in booth #512 at SMTA International

STI Electronics, Inc., a full service organization providing training services, training materials, analytical/failure analysis, prototyping, and small-to-medium volume contract PCB assembly, will exhibit in Booth #512 at the SMTA International Electronics Exhibition, scheduled to take place Sept. 27-28, 2016 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Company representatives will discuss STI’s Engineering […]