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Real-Time Yield Monitoring Through ERP Systems

Featured Article

Real-Time Yield Monitoring Through ERP Systems

Endicott Interconnect Technologies

Credit/Source: P. Bhargava, J. Sturek, J. Peck, R. Murcko & K. Srihari

Globalization and increased competition requires an enterprise to focus on cost reduction, improved manufacturing processes and higher standards of quality. Effective yield management using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is crucial for the success of any manufacturing organization. An ERP system provides the infrastructure for consolidating all business operations by integrating the information flow across functions, including production planning and control. Yield management encompasses continuous process improvement initiatives directed at accurate determination, continuous monitoring and improvement of product yields...


Featured Auction

Printed Circuit Board Equipment Exchange #5


Sale Type: Online Auction

Sale Open: 2 May 2007, 3:00 AM (EDT)

Sale Close: 3 May 2007, 8:00 PM (EDT)

Location of Assets: USA

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ProntoAOI (Automatic Optical Inspection) is used by electronic manufacturers to quickly program their Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) machines and X-RAY Equipment. ProntoAOI programs most popular AOI Equipment such as YESTech, Mirtec, Orbotech, Agilent, Omron, CyberOptics, Viscom, Quad, VR Technologies, etc. ProntoAOI quickly converts your CAD or GERBER files to finished AOI program files.


Best Video Soldering Tips

Solder Tip #17. Throughhole Component Preparation - Plier Technique.


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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Building an AOI

Posted by Upper Management

Seems like every week there is a new thread where someone is asking which AOI to purchase. I hope you realize that AOI equipment is not cheap. This company is in profit-assurance mode for the first 4 quarters of this year.... »»

SMT fuse clips

Posted by MAC

Anyone have experience with SMT fuse clips for automotive "mini" fuses? We have a new design coming down and I have questions about feeding, placement accuracy, and repair... »»

Leadfree Wave Erosion

Posted by aj

We did not change our internal Solder pot components (stainless steel)when we switched to Leadfree Alpha SACX. Running approx: 1 year now and I carried out checks yesterday and we have some signs of erosion... »»

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CONNECTIONS´┐Ż: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase

Trade Show/Exhibition | Parks Associates

Tue, May 1, 2007 | Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, USA

Largest executive conference and showcase dedicated to advanced digital lifestyle solutions for residential and mobile environments... »»

SMTA Medical Electronics Symposium

Trade Show/Exhibition, Conference | SMTA

Tue, May 1, 2007 | Sheraton Hotel, Bloomington, MN, USA

This symposium will focus on the medical electronics and medical device applications. The technical committee is currently soliciting abstracts and papers from within the medical community that will share the most up to date information... »»

Hands-On PLC Training Workshop

Seminar/Course | Business Industrial Network

Wed, May 16, 2007 | Stone Mountain Resort, Atlanta, GA, USA

You will receive hands on training with the lap top using RS Logix and your pick of the PLC5, or a SLC500 or a Micrologix PLC... »»

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Process/Manufacturing Engineer

Precision Assembly

Orem, UT, USA

The candidate will be responsible for the design and implementation of electronic manufacturing processes. Needs to be familiar with IPC and J-STD...»»

Semiconductor Process Engineer

Ma labs

San Jose, CA, USA

Experienced engineer to manage the process from wafer receipt to encapsulating multi-chip modules. Skilled in thesis writing or patent publishing...»»

Electromechanical Machine Maintenance Technician

Channel Products

Chesterland, OH, USA

The incumbents in these positions will be responsible for supporting the success of our manufacturing team...»»


Sr SMT Technician

Desired Field: Maintenance, Production

Palm Bay, FL, USA

12 years ems manufacturing experience. Familiar with the operation, maintanance, programming, and troubleshooting of:...»»

SMT Engineer

Desired Field: Production, Quality Control

Gurgaon, Haryana, India

5 years of high volume manufacturing experience in creating and improving manufacturing processes. Proven track record of getting things done...»»

SMT Engineer

Desired Field: Engineering, Production

Mentor, OH, USA

6 years of experience in electronics. I know how to program, operate, maintain, setup SMT machines. I also know how to operate AOI equipment...»»

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