In the last few years, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), especially in the communication, computing and networking sectors, have attempted to refocus their efforts on product design and marketing. This resulted in an unprecedented divesture of their manufacturing assets to "Tier One" Electronic Contract Manufacturers (ECMs).
In virtually all manufacturing companies, there is a direct correlation between inventory levels and overall business performance. According to Harold Geneen, the legendary financial genius and former chairman of ITT, "all the problems of business end up in inventory."
The increasing need for control of every process during SMT manufacturing can be attributed to the miniaturization of components such as 0201's, chip scale packaging (CSP), flip chip (FC) and the stride toward increasing capacity and throughput.
The Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is a state agency that provides training, retraining, continuing education, manufacturing assistance, business assistance, and technology transfer services on an extension basis to businesses, industries and public and private agencies. TEEX, a member of the Texas A&M University System, is comprised of several divisions that provide training, products, and services.
This is an excellent book for manufacturing design and process engineers. It is written using a very practical, hands-on approach that provides engineers the means to increase their understanding of the principles of soldering, flux, and solder paste.
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