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Criminal Prosecution - Who can be held liable for the sale of counterfeit parts?

Criminal Prosecution - Who can be held liable for the sale of counterfeit parts?

An inside look at the unscrupulous business practices that plague the open market and the liability that could accompany this unethical conduct.

This article is intended to serve as a warning to sales, purchasing and management representatives involved in the purchase or sale of integrated circuits in the open market.

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Author: Kristal Snider. Organization: ERAI Inc.

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Soldering Specification Needed - A big customer is complaining about the quality of the soldering on our PCBs...

Die Crack Monitoring (DCM) - I would like to know what could possibly be the root cause of die crack in die preparation?...

Parts being blown out of place during reflow - Anyone have experience or advice to help prevent SMT reed switches...

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IMAPS 2011 - 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Microelectronics

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | October 9 | Long Beach, CA, USA | Sponsored by: IMAPS

Bringing Together The Entire Microelectronics Supply Chain...

SMTA International 2011

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | October 16-20 | Fort Worth, TX, USA | Sponsored by: SMTA

130 technical papers, 21 short courses, four focused symposiums-Evolving Technologies Summit, AIMS/Harsh Environments, Contract Manufacturing and the world renowned Lead-Free Symposium...

productronica 2011

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | November 15-18 | Muenchen, Germany | Sponsored by: Messe M´┐Żnchen GmbH

Over 1,200 exhibitors are anticipated to cover more than 830,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space in 7 halls...

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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 | Bookstore

Next Event: International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference - October 3-6


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 Summit: Management Meetings and Market & Technology Conference - October 4

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Capital Equipment Exchange - Used PCB Assembly Equipment

SMTAI 2011

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Aegis Software

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Productronica 2011

Manncorp - SMT and thru hole PCB assembly Equipment

SRT Micra Rework Platform

Newsletter Editor - Anna Girouard, listings(at), 1-207-780-0887, 98 Elm Street, Portland, Maine 04101 USA, Tel.207-780-0887.

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