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Aiming for High First-pass Yields in a Lead-free Environment
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Aiming for High First-pass Yields in a Lead-free Environment

While the electronics manufacturing industry has been occupied with the challenge of RoHS compliance and with it, Pb-free soldering, established trends of increasing functionality and miniaturization have continued. The increasing use of ultra-fine pitch and area-array devices presents challenges in both printing and flux technology. With the decrease in both the size and the pitch of said components, new problems may arise, such as head-in-pillow and graping defects.

Credit / Source: Mario Scalzo Indium Corporation

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BGA | Posted by Duane

We are a small Contract Manufacturer and have received a project which has BGA's on top & bottom. 2 larger BGA's on one side (~_20x20mm) & 3 smaller BGA's (~_8x8mm) on the other.... »»

Solder cover... | Posted by Jeong Ju-young

Our customer asked me why the solder did not cover the surface of the potocopuler lead. There are 2 ea of photocopuler on pcb and the leads are totally 8ea. But only one is showing this problem... »»

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