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Large Thin Organic PTFE Substrates for Multichip Applications

Featured Article

Large Thin Organic PTFE Substrates for Multichip Applications

Endicott Interconnect Technologies

Credit/Source: Ron Nowak, Paul Hart, Dave Alcoe

Very high performance computer applications have created a demand for large organic substrates capable of interconnecting one or a few ASIC semiconductor devices with packaged memory devices. The electrical advantages offered by the use of a thin PTFE composite substrate were coupled with intrinsic mechanical advantages to create very high performance applications...


Featured Auction

Sale 1. Electronic Component Manufacture, Packaging and SMT Equipment


Sale Type: Online Auction

Sale Open: Now

Sale Close: 20 June 2007, 13.00 BST (UK local time)

Location of Assets: Crumlin, South Wales, UK

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Assets for Sale:

Including Pick and Place Chip Shooters, Wire Bonders, Reflow Oven, Electron Microscope and more


Sale 2. Europlacer 'Vitesse' Inline Pick and Place Chip Shooter, Speedprint Technology 'Speedprint SP200avi' Screen Printer and BTU 'VIP98A' 7 Zone Reflow Oven.

Sale Type: Online Auction

Sale Open: Now

Sale Close: 20 June 2007, 14.00 BST (UK local time)

Location of Assets: Bristol, UK

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Featured Software



Rich Larue

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ProntoAOI 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

Plated Hole Repair, No Inner Layer Connection


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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Foam in the wash

Posted by Brian

We seem to have an overwhelming amount of foam produced in the initial rinse portion of our wash (enough to cause it to overflow). To my understanding the first rinse of the boards is done with tap water and the final rinse is done with de-ionized water...»»

Thermocouples on PCB - Kapton tape or else?

Posted by d0min0

I'm trying to find quick and reliable method to keep thermocouple ball on the PCB to get best result from the profiling. I use Kepton tape, working well but needs frequent checking if it is still glued well (seems to peel of in time)... »»

Vitronics Soltec Wave Problems

Posted by rm14

I am experiencing issues with the chipwave of this machine. The solder is not smooth and looks very rippled. I have cleaned the system but with the same results. This condition is leaving me with no-solders... »»

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SMTA Boston Tabletop Exhibition

Trade Show/Exhibition | SMTA

Wed, June 20, 2007 | Holiday Inn, Boxborough, Massachusetts, USA

This event will be held in conjunction with SMTA Successful Lead-Free/RoHS Strategies Conference, a full technical program and courses as well as SMTA Processes and Six Sigma Green Belt Certification... »»

Design for Testability and for Built-in Self Test

Seminar/Course | A.T.E. Solutions, Inc.

Mon, June 25, 2007 | Houston, TX, USA

This course teaches all aspects of Design for Testability, from what it is, why you might need it, why someone would object to it, and what it can and cannot accomplish... »»

Engineering Documentation Control / Hardware CM

Seminar/Course | EC3 Corp

Tue, June 26, 2007 | Doubletree Chicago-Schaumburg, Schaumburg, IL, USA

A basic course for bridging the gap between Design Engineering and the manufactuing Operations. Sets the stage for innovation on both sides of the gap.... »»

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Career Center


Sr Staff Process Engineer

Plexus Corporation

Neenah, WI, USA

High-visibility position which interacts with our customer base, supplier base, academia, consortia...»»

Production Engineer-ME

Astronautics Corporation of America

Milwaukee, WI, USA

Work with design engineering on the manufacturability of mechanical components in displays and electro-mechanical product lines...»»

Production Engineer-Lean

Astronautics Corporation of America

Milwaukee, WI, USA

Analysis, design, and implementation of new mechanical assembly processes. Create production documentation...»»


Director of Sales Operations

Desired Field: Engineering...

Dallas, TX, USA

Talented and accomplished sales operations executive with proven ability to increase revenues and profitability...»»

Electronics Engineer

Desired Field: Engineering

Tijuana, Mexico

7 years of experience in Manufacturing procesess and New Products Introduction of comercial and military SMT and PTH boards...»»

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...»»

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Association Information


SMTA - Surface Mount Technology Association is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies. Membership Info

SMTA Certification for SMT Processes and Six Sigma Green Belt


Next Event: Successful Lead-Free RoHS Strategies Conference / Academy Program


IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly. Membership Info

Standards & Publications

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