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New BGA Solder Mask Repair Technique Using Laser Cut Stencils

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New BGA Solder Mask Repair Technique Using Laser Cut Stencils

Best, Inc

Ronald Schaeffer

The increased replacement of high lead count SMT devices with BGAs and other high ball count area array packages has brought increased challenges to PCB rework and repair. Often solder mask areas surrounding BGA pad areas are damaged when components are removed. In the "dogbone" areas connecting BGA pads to the associated vias, solder mask serves to stop solder from wicking down into the via...


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Having problems with quad feeders with thick Embossed tape

Posted by James

Does anyone have a solution to using thick tape on quad feeders? The feeders are not strong enough to handle the thicker carrier tape. This causes much downtime and frustration... ��

Rohs and non rohs components on a board

Posted by ViVian

What type of solder paste I should use if Rohs and non rohs component mount on same board... ��

Maintaining equipment

Posted by Allan Meger

I'm sure a lot of you are responsible for not only selecting equipment, but maintaining it as well. I am working at a contract manufacturing company that lives my paper. I mean, a whole lot of paper. (It's amazing how many checklists are found in this shop... ��

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IPC Printed Circuits Expo, APEX and the Designers Summit

Trade Show/Exhibition | IPC

Tue, February 20, 2007 | Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Come to the industry's own event � a celebration of printed circuit board and electronics manufacturing and test technology... ��

Arizona SMTA Vendor Show and Technical Program

Trade Show/Exhibition | SMTA

Wed, March 14, 2007 | Embassy Suites Hotel, Tempe, AZ, USA

Join us at the Arizona SMTA Vendor Show and Technical Program, a follow-up to the successful 2006 event... ��

Signal Integrity & EMI Control in High Speed Circuits

Seminar/Course | Premier EDA Solutions Ltd.

Tue, March 06, 2007 | The Stone House Hotel, Staffs, UK

The increase in switching speeds of modern digital electronics causes significant challenges for the PCB designer. This seminar has had its content revised and updated to include the very latest developments in high speed design... ��

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