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A Compliant and Creep Resistant SAC-Al(Ni) Alloy

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A Compliant and Creep Resistant SAC-Al(Ni) Alloy

The Sn-Ag-Cu (SAC) alloys have been considered promising replacements for the lead-containing solders for the microelectronics applications. However, due to the rigidity of the SAC alloys, compared with the Pb-containing alloys, more failures have been found in the drop and high impact applications for the portable electronic devices, such as the personal data assistant (PDA), cellular phone, notebook computer..etc.

Credit / Source: Dr. Benlih Huang, Dr. Hong-Sik Hwang, and Dr. Ning-Cheng Lee Indium Corporation of America

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The Electronics Industry Loses A Truly Remarkable Resource

Allan McKinnon died peaceably on March 23, 2009 surrounded by family and friends. Allan founded Allan McKinnon & Associates in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1976.

Peter Vichos, Allan's brother-in-law and business partner, looks back on Allan's career:

�When Allan married Christine, he had just left a company that manufactured a range of specialty lubricants. Upon their return from the honeymoon, he and Christine started their own industrial lubricants company called Alchris Moly Products, which made the same type of specialized lubricants that he sold at his previous company..."

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AOI False calls

Posted by Sr.Tech

I am being told that boards that are "just out of the reflow oven" show more false calls than a board that has cooled down. Can anyone give me some insight on this ?... »»

Process in SMT

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We are first time purchased in SMT machine and Through hole machines. Please suggest me, i will started the process in first the SMT process or the Axial machine and Radial machine process (THT Line)... »»

Recommended Paint Spray Gun for Conformal Coating?

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Can you help me by recommending a paint gun for spraying conformal coating? any type like plastic, aluminum, stainless steel etc?... »»

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PWA failures under static and dynamic flexural loading

Online Webinar | CALCE

Tue, April 21, 2009 | Online

This webinar will provide of review of on-going research associated with failure of printed wiring assemblies under static and dynamic flexural loading... »»

Huntsville SMTA Expo & Tech Forum

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Tue, April 14, 2009 | Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL, USA

Join the Huntsville SMTA a tabletop exhibition held in conjunction with free technical sessions. Exhibitor earlybird pricing ends January 30, 2009 and attendee registration is free!... »»

Six Sigma Green Belt Training - Defining the Problem

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Wed, April 15, 2009 | Online

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Career Center


RF Test Technician

Adecco Engineering & Technical

Santa Clara, CA, USA

Responsible for performing the set-up, calibration, testing, and troubleshooting of circuits, components, instruments, and mechanical assemblies.... »»

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Rochester, NY, USA

The Quality Manager is responsible for setting up and maintaining the processes and controls for the assembly areas to assure the highest quality standards ... »»

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Integrated Ideas & Technologies, Inc.

Post Falls, ID, USA

SMT stencil manufacturer looking for manufacturing representatives. Position requires knowledge of, and experience selling, SMT equipment and complimentarty products...»»

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I have approximately 14 years experience in the Electronics manufacturing industry. I have experience from manual assembly to machine technical support... »»

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Desired Field: Management, Production

Woodbury, MN, USA

Over 20 yrs experience in SMT. Worked with medical, industrial, communications, aerospace and automotive electronics. Have experience working in ITAR... »»

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Desired Field: Human Resources, Maintenance

Texas, USA

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Industry Associations Events


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

Training & Certification Programs

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