Failure Analysis Techniques for Electronics provides an overview of the characterization methods available at ACI Technologies, Inc. for determining the causes of failure in electronics devices. This publication will assist the reader in making inf
Your BEST Source For High Quality Industry-Leading BGA Repair Service BEST provides industry-leading solutions for Ball Grid Array BGA Repair Services and other grid array device reworks. Our engineers have developed better processes to make our BGA
Electronics Forum | Wed Feb 06 09:40:05 EST 2008 | phouwen
We are experiencing some difficulty in BGA assembly and would like to do some periodic on site dye and pry after different assembly processes. Does anyone do this now? Is it actually feasible? Does anyone have recomendations on equipment/dye suppl
Electronics Forum | Thu Feb 07 08:08:20 EST 2008 | scottp
We also use machinists dye. I like to pull a vacuum on the board after wicking the dye under the BGA. It seems to help fill fine cracks. I'll stick it in a warm oven if I'm in a hurry for the dye to dry. Then just bend the board to pop off the BGA.
Industry News | 2010-08-09 15:27:51.0
In an effort to accommodate companies recovering from the struggling economy, SMTA is offering valuable free events and cost-saving options for SMTA International attendees in addition to the strong technical conference for which they are renowned. The conference will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida on October 24-28, 2010.
Industry News | 2011-12-02 18:36:19.0
Manufacturing and quality engineers looking for solutions to process challenges will find answers at the NPL Process Defect Database Clinic at IPC APEX EXPO®, February 28-March 1, 2012, at the San Diego Convention Center. Organized by IPC and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the free clinic will be held in the exhibit hall to assist event attendees with assembly and soldering process problems, RoHS compliance issues, solderability concerns, field failures and other process-related issues.
Technical Library | 2013-01-03 20:27:54.0
Electronics assemblies with large flip-chip BGA packages can be prone to either pad cratering or brittle intermetallic (IMC) failures under excessive PCB bending. Pad cratering cracks are not detected by electrical testing or non-destructive inspection methods, yet they pose a long term reliability risk since the cracks may propagate under subsequent loads to cause electrical failure. Since the initiation of pad cratering does not result in an instantaneous electrical signature, detecting the onset of this failure has been challenging. An acoustic emission methodology was recently developed by the authors to detect the onset of pad cratering. The instantaneous release of elastic energy associated with the initiation of an internal crack, i.e., Acoustic Emission (AE), can be monitored to accurately determine the onset of both pad cratering and brittle intermetallic (IMC) failures.
Technical Library | 2013-03-14 17:19:28.0
Commercial-off-the-shelf ball/column grid array packaging (COTS BGA/CGA) technologies in high reliability versions are now being considered for use in a number of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) electronic systems. Understanding the process and quality assurance (QA) indicators for reliability are important for low-risk insertion of these advanced electronic packages. This talk briefly discusses an overview of packaging trends for area array packages from wire bond to flip-chip ball grid array (FCBGA) as well as column grid array (CGA). It then presents test data including manufacturing and assembly board-level reliability for FCBGA packages with 1704 I/Os and 1-mm pitch, fine pitch BGA (FPBGA) with 432 I/Os and 0.4-mm pitch, and PBGA with 676 I/Os and 1.0-mm pitch packages. First published in the 2012 IPC APEX EXPO technical conference proceedings.
ACI Technologies Inc. (ACI) is a scientific research corporation dedicated to the advancement of electronics manufacturing processes and materials for The Department of Defense and industry. This video provides an overview of our commercial service
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