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Influence of Nanoparticles, Low Melting Point (LMP) Fillers, and Conducting Polymers on Electrical, Mechanical, and Reliability Performance of Micro-Filled Conducting Adhesives for Z-Axis Interconnections.

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Influence of Nanoparticles, Low Melting Point (LMP) Fillers, and Conducting Polymers on Electrical, Mechanical, and Reliability Performance of Micro-Filled Conducting Adhesives for Z-Axis Interconnections.

Endicott Interconnect Technologies

Credit/Source: Rabindra N. Das, Konstantinos I. Papathomas, John M. Lauffer and Frank D. Egitto

This paper discusses micro-filled epoxy-based conducting adhesives modified with nanoparticles, conducting polymers, and low melting point (LMP) fillers for z-axis interconnections, especially as they relate to package level fabrication, integration, and reliability. A variety of conducting adhesives with particle sizes ranging from 80 nm to 15 μm were incorporated as interconnects in printed wiring board (PWB) or laminated chip carrier (LCC) substrates.


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Cracked Capacitors

Posted by Glen

Has anyone ever looked into the possibility for laser marking 1812 size X7R ceramic chip capacitors injecting sufficient energy to cause cracking when voltage is applied?...»»


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I am currently looking for a 2nd user machine. A couple of the main factors I will be considering is ease of programming and low false fails... »»

Profile board usage...

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Is there a standard to specify how many times a profile board can be used? if No, then could I say that it depends on the actual board appearance... »»

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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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Career Center

Business Development Specialist

Panasonic Factory Automation

Buffalo Grove, IL, USA

The Account Manager for new business development will be responsible for the development of new customers in a drug discovery system and related products...»»

SMT Supervisor

Electronic Source Company

Van Nuys, CA, USA

The SMT Supervisor coordinates each day with the Customer Rep the SMT Schedule and Delivery Requirements. Organize personnel for efficient production...»»

Test Engineer

MACK Technologies Florida, Inc.

West Melbourne, FL, USA

Must possess a very strong background in a medium to high volume, system level and/or SMT manufacturing environment. Technically advanced experience...»»

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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

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Next Event: Materials Declaration Workshop: Information Exchange and the Perfect Bill of Material

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