SMT, PCB Electronic Industry News

Express Newsletter

The SMTnet Express newsletter is sent weekly to over 25,000 subscribers.

  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Express Newsletter

New Precision Coating Deposition Method for Photovoltaic Manufacturing

News Forums SMT Equipment Company Directory

Calendar Career Center Advertising About FREE Company Listing!

New Precision Coating Deposition Method for Photovoltaic Manufacturing

Significant improvements in coating deposition control can be achieved with advanced ultrasonic coating technology that provides precise control of the film thickness.

Considerable effort is ongoing to improve the efficiency and to move towards high-volume manufacturing of photovoltaic cells. Much attention has been focused on developing in-line processes to replace the current batch processes. A critical process to improve the performance of solar wafers is the application of Dopants. The basic requirement for this process is an automated method for applying a very thin, uniform film of Dopant to the silicon wafer as part of an in-line manufacturing process.

Credit / Source: Stuart Erickson, President / Ultrasonic Systems, Inc

Read Article...

Featured New Products

The Mark III Reflow System

Pb Free Reflow Oven

Maintenance free. Lowest nitrogen and electrical usage. Integrated Cpk software at no charge!. Ultra fast cooling rates... »»

Offered By: Heller

ECM-6711S Bench Top

SMD Placement System

Capacity for 48 Tape Feeders and a 13.75" x 9.8" PCB; Places the Full Gamut of SMDs, from 0201 Chips Through 20 mil...  »»

Offered By: Manncorp


ATE, MDA Software. Download Trial

Programs ATE MDA, and flying probe test equipment and design the "Bed of Nails" test fixtures...  »»

Offered by: Unisoft

More New Products:

Mirtec: MV-7 Series In-Line AOI Machine...

VeriClean: Flux Remover, Degreaser

VJ Electronix: Summit 750 Rework System...

Equipment mart

Fuji CP742E
Placement System


DEK Horizon03i
Screen Printer

Lewis & Clark

Fuji XP-143E


Pick & Place


More Equipment Listings:

Component Counters, Counting Scales, Lead Forming Machines, Pallets and Workboard Holders...

Siemens F5 - Pick and Place

Fuji CP42 - Chipshooter

Visit Used Equipment Mart... Post Your Equipment Listing Free...


Straddle Mount Connector

Posted by CK Pb-Head

These are becoming extremely popular at my company. I have searched the SMTNet archives and found this: (link) Has anybody used other attachement methods? Selective Wave, Selective Soldering, localized heat, preforms, etc? ... »»

Solder skips in chip wave on a NU/ERA wave solder

Posted by Armando_Gomez

I have a problem with my wave solder oven, in one of the products we made has connectors on one side of the pcb and in the other one has SMT components the process is kinda tricky on the SMT components we use an adhesive and put to the reflow oven... »»

Broken components

Posted by iv40

I am proccess eng solder wave process.I have problem with a PCB.There have ceramic SMD capacitor, SMD thermistor and SMD inductor 1uH.After reflow all is OK, but after SW these components are broken?... »»

More Forum Topics:

Large Format Printers...

Alternative PCB Material...

Vision Type for Dpak in SMD3-Fuji Flexa (IP3)...

Visit the Forum... Have a Question? Ask for Free...



Conference | Parks Associates

Tue, June 02, 2009 | Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, USA

CONNECTIONS�: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase is the largest executive conference and showcase dedicated to advanced digital lifestyle solutions for residential and mobile environments... »»

Ohio Valley SMTA Expo & Tech Forum

Trade Show/Exhibition SMTA

Wed, July 15, 2009 | Doubletree Hotel, Cleveland, OH, USA

Join the Ohio Valley SMTA Chapter for our tabletop exhibition and stay for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!... »»

PLC Troubleshooting Workshop - ATL

Seminar/Course | Business Industrial Network

Wed, July 22, 2009 |Online

You will receive extensive hands-on training with the lap top using RS Logix and your pick of the PLC5, or a SLC500 or a Micrologix PLC... »»

More Events:

IPC Designer Certification...

Manufacturing Insights 2009

Schematic Capture with Altium Designer...

Visit the Event Calendar... Add Your Event Now...

Career Center


SMT Process Engineering Specialist

Research In Motion

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

the successful candidate will be aligned with specific new product introductions and will play a pivotal technical role in the design for manufacturability... »»

Cad/Laser Tech

Metal Etching Technology

Lumberton, NJ, USA

Candidate's responsibilities will include printing and manipulating cad data, transferring files via email and working closely with our cust. service team... »»

Sales Rep.

Alpha Technology

FL, GA, TN and AL areas, USA

Alpha Technology is a Contract Manufacturer located in Anderson, SC. Alpha has been in business for 26 years and is looking to expand its current customer base...»»

More Jobs:


SMT Process Engineer...

Design Engineer...

Post Job Listing for Free...


Assembleon Instructor

Desired Field: Technical Support

Buford, GA, USA

Over 9 years of Assembleon Electronic Manufacturing Equipment training and support. Primary machine experience: FCM I, II, and Multi-Flex, ACM Micro and AX.... »»

SMT Consultant, Process Development

Desired Field: Research and Development

Boise, ID, USA

Over 20 years experience in SMT Process Development for large Contract Manufacturer. Specialist in Stencil Printing, Component Placement, Dispense... »»

Director Training and Development

Desired Field: Human Resources, Maintenance

Texas, USA

Over 17 years in the training and development industry. I have a track record of successes in designing strategic programs...»»

More Resumes:

Quality Control/Production and Management...

Experienced Engineer...

SMT Equipment Technician...

Post Your Resume for Free...

Visit Career Center...

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


Next Event: Silicon Valley Table Top Show


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

Standards & Publications - Online Store

Next Event: IPC Executive Webcast Series: Solar Part I: Prepare to take Advantage of Solar - What it takes to break into the market

SMTnet Express
May 28, 2009

Subscribers: 25664

SMTnet Members:

Companies: 7651

Users: 26813

Advertising in this Newsletter

Banner ad spots can be purchased to appear in single or multiple issues of the Express. Send your inquiries to SMTnet

SMTnet Sponsorship Opportunities

Join the companies below who get their products & services found in front of over 1,000,000 users a year at SMTnet

Advance Devices

Best Inc


BPM Microsystems

Calkins Machine Corp.

CE Exchange



eTECH Supply

FCT Assembly


Grip Technologies

Heller Industries

IBE SMT Equipment


Juki Automation Systems

Kenthe co.,Ltd China



Lewis & Clark


Mini Micro Stencil



NEA, Inc.


Nozzle Supply Company

Ovation Products

phoenix|x-ray Systems + Services Inc.

Precision Placement Machines





Surplus Global



Universal Instruments

World Equipment Source, LLC

Xline Asset Mgmt

Find out more about SMTnet advertising opportunities, 98 Elm Street, Portland, Maine 04101 USA, Tel.207-780-0887. You have received this mailing because either you are a registered member of or have expressed interest through one of our affiliate partners.Click here to unsubscribe.

Contact customer service

News Forums SMT Equipment Company Directory

Calendar Career Center Advertising About FREE Company Listing!

  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Express Newsletter
Comprehensive Analytical Services and Support

Facility Closure