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Manufacture and Characterization of a Novel Flip-Chip Package Z-interconnect Stack-up with RF Structures

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Manufacture and Characterization of a Novel Flip-Chip Package Z-interconnect Stack-up with RF Structures

More and more chip packages need multi-GHz RF structures to meet their performance targets. The ideal chip package needs to combine RF features with Digital features for these applications. They drive low-loss, controlledimpedance transmission lines, flexibility in assigned signal and power layers, and clearances of various shapes in power layers. Building these features in a chip package is difficult without making the stack-up very thick or compromising the reliability of the product.

Credit/Source: Michael J. Rowlands, Rabindra N. Das  Endicott Interconnect Technologies

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Tented Via's

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Got bridging problems. These assemblies are SMT topside, then go thru wave for thru-hole components on topside. These assemblies have many, vias... »»


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I understand that there is a requirement to upgrade the narrow view camera on the Fuji CP642 to place 0201 components - is this necessary ?... »»

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Designer Certification (CID) Workshop & Exam

Seminar/Course | IPC

Thu, February 28, 2008 | Santa Clara, CA, USA

The PCB Designer Certification exam is a challenging exam. It is recommended for designers with at least some experience designing PCBs... »»

IPC/JEDEC International Conference on Reliability, Rework, and Repair of Lead-Free Electronics

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Tue, March 11, 2008 | Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, Raleigh, NC, USA

This conference will address the issues faced as a result of implementing a lead-free process such as alloy choices, component compatibility and solder concerns... »»

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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


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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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