There is little literature on the engineering design of robust solder reflow profiles. This paper goes step by step through the process of engineering a reflow profile. The component requirements, solder paste requirements and reflow oven limitations are combined to produce a logical engineering approach to...
APEX 2002 is being held during a period that can best be described as a crossroads for electronics manufacturing. As the first major show to be held in the new year - one that promises a revival of fortunes for the industry and the world's economies - APEX brings together the technology, the equipment and the expertise that will together help push...
IC Layout by Christopher Saint and Judy Saint Reviewed by Dave Fish (davef ), Pandion Electronics, Inc.
When I received "IC Layout Basics" book for review, I thought, "Gawd, I am never going to understand all the technical mumbo-jumbo that goes into laying-out integrated circuits. So, how in the world can I do a good job of reviewing this book?"
Rao Tummala is the leading author in the field of integrated circuit packaging. He and EJ Rymaszewski, wrote "Microelectronics Packaging Handbook" in 1989. In 1997, they updated and rewrote this classic and in so doing, expanded it to be three separate volumes.
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MYDATA opens new customer support office in Scotland MYDATA automation Ltd is pleased to announce the opening of a second customer support office in the UK. The new office located in Scotland will serve as the local support center for the Scottish and Northern England...
Micron may take over Toshiba's fab in Virginia Micron Technology Inc. is in talks to take over Toshiba Corp.'s semiconductor fab in Manassas, Va., even as it continues to negotiate an alliance and possible merger with the DRAM operations of Hynix Semiconductor Inc., according to well-placed industry...
Via claims victory in Intel patent lawsuit TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Via Technologies Inc. here today claimed victory in a long and bitter lawsuit with Intel Corp. over U.S. patent rights in Via's chip sets supporting Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s K7...
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