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Solder Charge Grid Array: Advancements In The Technology Of Surface Mount Area Array Solder Joint Attachment

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Solder Charge Grid Array: Advancements In The Technology Of Surface Mount Area Array Solder Joint Attachment

by: Jim Hines, Adam Stanczak, David Decker, Theeraphong Kanjanupathum; Molex, Samtec, Celestica

Surface mount area arrays (SMAA) have been in existence for decades and are increasingly becoming more important as printed circuit board (PCB) assemblies become further complex with package miniaturization and density. Although the PCB space savings afforded with SMAA solder joint technology is advantageous and necessary it is also extremely important that the solder joints formed when using SMAA technology are reliable and robust... read article »

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Dot Liner 06.6 - Dispenser
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SMT / PCB Equipment Auctions

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IPC-JSTD-001 Lead Free Solder Training Kit

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Electronics Forum

PCB Surface Cleaner - I`m now doing my major project related to Automated surface cleaning for PCB...

BGA re-reflow - We don't do it often, but on a test failure, when the cost of a BGA relative to our confidence...

SMT Production Tips Thread - If you had to give on piece of advice to a fellow SMD operator...

Events Calendar


Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | February 28 - March 1 | San Diego, CA, USA | Sponsored by: IPC

The premier electronics industry conference and exhibition...


Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | January 18 | Tokyo, Japan | Sponsored by: Reed Exhibitions

Japan's largest exhibition specialised in Test, Inspection, Measurement and Analysis for Electronics Manufacturing...

Automation Technology Expo West - ATX West 2012

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | Anaheim, CA, USA | February 14-16 | Sponsored by: UBM Canon

The world's leading automation suppliers showcase their products and technologies for lean manufacturing...

Career Center


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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: Webtorial: Practical Guide to Improving Lead-Free Soldering Yields on Wave Soldering - January 10


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: Webinar: Soldering and Assembly Defects - Causes and Cures - January 12

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