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Electrical Performance of an Organic, Z-interconnect, Flip-Chip Substrate

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Electrical Performance of an Organic, Z-interconnect, Flip-Chip Substrate

Endicott Interconnect Technologies

Credit/Source: Michael J. Rowlands, Rabindra Das

More and more substrate designs require signals paths that can handle multi-gigahertz frequencies [1-3]. The challenges for organic substrates, in meeting these electrical requirements, include using high-speed, low-loss materials, manufacturing precise structures and making a reliable finished product. A new substrate technology is presented that addresses these challenges...


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Fuji CP-6 Feeder Maintenance Programs

Posted by Logan J

Does anyone have a defined maintenance program for their Fuji CP-6 feeders. I am working with almost 2000 feeders and I am looking for what most techs use...»»

PickNPlace machine suggestions?

Posted by Noto

I have been had doing surface mount boards for a while and am now looking for a cheap fairly small footprint machine to help get more boards out... »»

Solder wick on Ag/Pd termination...

Posted by JOSEPH

Recently we have encountered solder wicking on components termination (total of 13 pcs of components on one pcb)with Ag/Pd finishes during lead-free reflow soldering... »»

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Central Texas Electronics Association (SMTA/IMAPS) Vendor Show and Technical Program

Trade Show/Exhibition | SMTA

Fri, November 09, 2007 | Austin, TX, USA

Don't miss your chance to reach your existing and potential customers in the Austin area. Join us for the follow-up to the succesful 2006 Austin event!... »»

Thermal Management at the PCB Level

Seminar/Course | Premier EDA Solutions Ltd.

Tue, November 06, 2007 | The Stone House Hotel, UK

A one-day class being conducted on a daily basis through the month of October at our Oroville facility. Price is $295.00 per person.... »»

Cost Effective Tests Using ATE, DFT and BIST

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

Tue, November 20, 2007 | Los Angeles, CA, USA

The two main reasons to test are 1) to eliminate failures escaping to your customers and 2) to reduce the life cycle cost of a product... »»

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SMT Sr. Engineer MS or PhD


Pullman, WA, USA

Must have excellent experience with PCBA, MCM and other advanced packaging. Experience with process engineering, SMT, MCM required...»»

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Restronics Southern California

San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA

Must have Arizona/New Mexico account knowledge, experience in Test & Measurement, Bench Top soldering and/or ESD...»»

Electronic Test Technician

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Pullman, WA, USA

Test and troubleshoot microprocessor-based instruments with computer-controlled equipment. Support engineering and manufacturing in testing and design...»»

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Industry Associations


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: Upper Mid-west Chapter: Solder Paste Inspection Panel Discussion and 3M Innovation Center Tour


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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Next Event: IPC Webcast Series: Via Hole Filling Technology and Processes: An Overview

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