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SMT Express, Volume 3, Issue No. 4 - from
Volume 3, Issue No. 4 Thursday, April 19, 2001
Special Announcements

SMTnet's OnBoard Forum to Feature Eyal Duzy

May 7, 2001 8:00 AM EST to May 11, 2001 5:00 PM EST

Eyal Duzy is the Global Product Marketing Manger of Orbotech Assembly Division. Eyal holds a B.Sc. degree in Biophysical Chemistry and a combined MBA / M.Sc. degree majoring in Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Applied Chemistry. Prior to joining Orbotech, Eyal worked for Applied Materials Corporation, where he was responsible for product marketing of AOI and diagnostic tools for the semiconductors industry. Eyal has been granted two patents in the areas of AOI and test techniques.

Topic Summary

3D imaging refers to the acquisition of images from multiple perspectives using, preferably, multiple sources of illumination. It enables the extraction of the 3D properties of each image element in order to enhance classification.

The benefits inherent in 3D AOI for electronics assembly lines are most pronounced at the post-solder inspection stage, which involves classifying solder joints and judging their quality, detecting lifted leads and reporting co-planarity. Doing all this at high-speed without compromising inspection performance is a tough challenge.

Manufacturers need in-line high-speed 3D imaging systems to meet today's and tomorrow's electronic assembly challenges. Eyal looks forward to leading a discussion regarding the benefits of using high speed in-line AOI with 3D imaging.

Featured Articles

Simplification of Automated Optical Inspection Systems
Simplification of Automated Optical Inspection Systems For Assembled Circuit Boards
by Michael Feld, Original Solutions, Inc.

Image processing technologies are being used for industrial applications more frequently than ever before. In general, these systems attempt to emulate an inspection function typically performed manually by people. This paper describes a generic methodology, where the base PCB provides feedback that uses the capacity of a computer to provide fault-free and consistent defect detection...

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Book Review
Cleanroom Design, 2nd Edition
by William Whyte

Reviewed by Dave Fish (davef ), Pandion Electronics, Inc.

A clean environment is essential for modern industrial manufacturing. A cleanroom is designed to ensure that a product is not contaminated, without this assurance many products such as microcircuits, optical systems, pharmaceutical, and medical devices could not be manufactured. Written by an international group of authors, this book...

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Book Review
Handbook Of Electronics Manufacturing Engineering, 3rd Edition
by Bernie Matisoff

Reviewed by Dave Fish (davef ), Pandion Electronics, Inc.

Bernie Matisoff has probably forgotten more about electronics manufacturing than I'll know. In his "Handbook Of Electronics Manufacturing Engineering" the things I don't like far out-weigh the things I like. The good things...

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Online Branding
by Tim Lee
Reprinted, with permission, from WebCMO

We are not talking about giant 'street' companies such as Coke Cola who spend a small portion of their total advertising budget to make their names appear on the Internet. We are not talking about giant online companies such as Yahoo who try to make their names more appealing. We are talking about numerous...

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Sale of State-of-the-Art Assembly Equipment!

TradeOut, Inc., the world's leader in online sales of capital assets and inventory and GE Capital The Source are proud to announce the internet sale of state-of-the-art printed circuit assembly equipment. This multi-million dollar sale features over 80 pieces of equipment including:

  • Siemens, Philips, Fuji, Panasonic and Universal Chipshooters
  • Amistar, Quad and Universal Flexible Placers
  • Fuji Adhesive Dispensers
  • DEK Screen Printers
  • Cencorp Routers
  • MVT Optical Board Inspection Systems
  • HP Board Testers
  • Solder Reflow Systems
  • Board Handling Systems
  • Chillers


With the click of a mouse, you can review or bid on this equipment by going to Look for the banner announcing the sale.

All bids must be submitted by May 17th, 2001 5:00PM EST. Inspection of the equipment is by appointment. All equipment is "as-is, where-is and without warranty".

If you have technical questions or would like to inspect the equipment, please call 925-735-8150 or send an e-mail to

On behalf of GE Capital The Source and TradeOut we would like to thank you for your patronage.

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What's Happening in the Industry
Program Manager Everett, WA
ASIC Designer Sunnyvale, CA
SMT Manufacturing Engineer Landover, MD
Altera Launches Embedded Processor Solution
April 10, 2001 - San Francisco, CA - Altera Corp. unveiled its ARM9-based Excalibur embedded processor solution for system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) designs at the Embedded Systems Conference, held this week in.....
IBM, Toshiba and Sony Open Chip Design Center
AUSTIN -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., IBM Corp. and Toshiba Corp. have started recruiting about 300 computer architects and chip designers for a design center here -- an R&D project expected to cost the companies...
Extreme Ultraviolet Chip-Making Kit Unveiled
The processor industry-backed company developing extreme ultraviolet lithography chip-making equipment has demonstrated its first prototype...

Upcoming EventsCalendar of Events

Exhibition for Industrial Automation Zurich, Switzerland May 1-31
Twin Cities 2001 Advanced Productivity Exposition (APEX) Minneapolis, MN May 15-17
Wireless One(TM) Conference & Expo New York, NY May 30 - June 1

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