Leadless, near chip scale packages (LNCSP) like the quad flat pack no lead (QFN) are the fastest growing package types in the electronics industry today. Early LNCSPs were fairly straightforward components with small overall dimensions, a single outer row of leads and small lead counts. However, there is currently a proliferation of advanced LNCSP package styles that have started to approach BGA packages in terms of both size and number of connections... read article »
I was fortunate to be able to attend the SMTAI Exhibition Oct. 18-19, 2011. While I was walking around looking at the booths and talking to the exhibitors, I got this idea that I would report back on things that I found interesting. You know spread the news, since not everyone was there.
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