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Organic Flip Chip Packages for Use in Military and Aerospace Applications

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Organic Flip Chip Packages for Use in Military and Aerospace Applications

Endicott Interconnect Technologies

David Alcoe, Kim Blackwell and Irving Memis

Flip Chip PBGA Packages are Suitable for Military / Aerospace Applications due to Reliability, Wireability, Outgassing, Radiation Exposure, Significant Weight Savings Realized with PBGA Packages and an Advantage to Overall Life Costs and Performance...

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Featured Webcast

Rework and Repair of Lead-Free Solder Joints

EPTAC Corporation

Leo Lambert

Free,1-Hour Webcast | Wed, November 15, 2006 | 4pm ET / 1pm PT

The elimination of the heavy metal lead (Pb) from electronic products will drive not only the need to change the manufacturing processes but also the associated rework and repair processes. Although there are many methods defined to rework and repair electronic products, certain parameters will be consistent and must be thoroughly understood to create a reliable process that will provide the customer with a quality product...

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Best Video Soldering Tips


Bob Wettermann

BEST Instructors have put to video demonstrations of common hand soldering skills. These are not designed to be in place of live one on one training where repetitive skills and subsequent one on one feedback is given. Rather they are quick refreshers designed to be viewed if a specific skill has not been practiced in a while.

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Pasting ahead

Posted by Bill

What are the pro's and cons of pasting ahead? The definition of pasting ahead for this question is the act of pasting 10 or 15 pc boards and then running then repeat. I do not like this philosophy. I'd prefer to paste, run, reflow then repeat... ��

Repair a BTU VIP70 or buy a new HELLER??

Posted by Jose Luis

I have an oven with a big fail. The Control Unit. It is a 5 zones oven (BTU VIP70)and has more than 10 years, and I think that now is not interesting to repair. I think to buy an offer, an oven Heller of 7 zones + cool,(better for lead free)... ��

The Most Difficult BGA Rework EVER!!

Posted by A Very Frazzled Man

Okay, here's the deal-e-o....I need to find the Nation's Best BGA Rework Specialists. I have 50 PCBs each measuring about one square inch, that need to have a BGA Ring Socket Removed, eight capacitors removed, and a new ring socket installed... ��

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Upcoming Events

TDS, Inc. and EPM Handels AG Open New US Facility

Plant Tour/Open House | TDS

Wed, November 15, 2006 | Tritec, OH, USA

We are proud to announce the opening of a US demo and training center at the TDS headquarters. From this facility, TDS will provide customer support, spare parts and service for North America. TDS will offer training for in plant maintenance personnel as well as pre-training of operators of new equipment on order from EPM... ��

Lead Free Hand Solder & Rework Skills

Seminar/Course | Precision PCB Services, Inc

Mon, December 04, 2006 | Lead Free Hands-On Soldering & Rework, CA, USA

This is an 8 hour class and will be offered daily from December 4th through the 18th of 2006. This Hands On course explains the differences between lead free and tin-lead solder... ��

Troubleshooting, Verification, and High Frequency Measurements in Signal Integrity & Design

Conference | University of Oxford

Wed, November 15, 2006 | University of Oxford, UK

This University of Oxford course delivers practical knowledge for signal integrity design troubleshooting and verification that can be used immediately on the job. The course material contains design tips and troubleshooting techniques... ��

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Career Center


Packaging Engineer

Texas Instruments

Sherman, TX, USA

The person in this position will have the ability to make very significant financial contributions to TI because this is a very critical role in our business... ��

Capital Equipment Sales Representative

Smith & Associates

Austin, TX, USA

If you are an experienced salesperson with experience in selling late-model capital equipment used in semiconductor test/manufacturing and the SMT process, we would like to talk to you... ��

Quality Control Manager

TTM Technologies

Redmond, WA, USA

This job works cross functionally with Process Engineering, Pre-Production, and Manufacturing to drive continuous quality improvement... ��


Surface Mount Operator

Desired Field: Production

Pelzer, SC, USA

I have ten years of experience working in the electronics manufacturing industry. I am able to programm, setup, and operate surface mount equipment... ��

Quality Assurance Specialist

Desired Field: Quality Control

Norco, CA, USA

Objective: A challenging position, which requires extensive use of my quality control, management, technical abilities, and provides opportunity for professional growth and advancement... ��

SMT Surface Mount

Desired Field: Engineering , Maintenance, Management, Production

Naples, FL, USA

6 years of experience in electronics. I know how to program, operate, maintain, setup SMT machines... ��

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