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Method for Automated Nondestructive Analysis of Flip Chip Underfill

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Method for Automated Nondestructive Analysis of Flip Chip Underfill

For many years Acoustic Micro Imaging (AMI) techniques have been utilized to evaluate the quality of the underfill used to support the solder bump interconnections of Flip Chip type devices. AMI has been established as one of the few techniques that can provide reliability and quality control data, but little has been done to automate the evaluation process for Flip Chip underfill until now.

An automated analysis method has been developed and tested on a variety of Flip Chip structures that provides more consistent and accurate analysis than manual, visual examination by operators. The automated analysis provides unbiased, repeatable evaluation data for part-to-part and lot-to-lot comparisons to ensure that the process is within its control limits, providing a more reliable product.

Credit/Source: Steven R. Martell, Ameya Mandlik, Kieren Mercer Sonoscan, Inc.

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Best, Inc 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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SMT Job Changeover Software?

Posted by jdumont

Just curious to hear what (if anything) everyone is using for software to do this. I'm looking for something that will tell me which feeders need to be removed/moved and which added... »»

Solder balls on pcb

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We have 8 layer HASL PCB. We saw molten solder blobs / balls on op side of assembled PCB. (to check, if this was a bare board problem), We passed bare board... »»

Voiding In BGAs

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Anyone have any advise on reduing voiding in BGAs using a SAC305 solder paste?... »»

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ControlLogix and RSLogix 5000 Training Seminar

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Mon, January 19, 2009 | Stone Mountain Resort Area, Atlanta, GA, USA

This hands-on course starts with an overview of the AB ControlLogix system architecture and an introduction of RSLogix 5000 software. Then the fundamentals of editing... »»

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Trade Show/Exhibition | Messe M�nchen GmbH

Tue, November 11, 2008 | New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich, Germany

As the international trade show for the electronics industry, electronica reveals the complete spectrum of all areas - in all of its variety, breadth and depth... »»

Hands-On PLC Training Workshop

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Tue, December 02, 2008 | Denver Tech Center, Denver, CO, USA

The workshop starts with basics move on to troubleshooting, then learn the foundations of good PLC programming while writing your first IEC-1131 compliant PLC program... »»

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Micro-Electronic Assembler

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Responsible for all aspects of the PCB design process from library to schematic creation. Improve existing processes as well as create new processes where they don't currently exist...»»

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I have more than 25 years of experience in electronics manufacturing and printed circuit board (PCB) structural test. My forte is in-circuit test (ICT) program and fixture development and debug... »»

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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

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Next Event: SMTA China North Technology Conference


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