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SMTnet Express April 20, 2012, Subscribers: 25095, Members: Companies: 8859, Users: 33020

Technical Library

A New Paradigm For Design Through Manufacture

Presented at IPC Apex 2012

by: Michael Ford; Valor Division of Mentor Graphics

Working through the New Product Introduction (NPI) flow between product design and manufacturing is usually a challenging process, with both parties being experts in their own fields and inextricably linked in the flow of getting a new, differentiated product from an idea into physical, profitable reality. Suggestions intended to reduce costs and improve time-to-market are often met with reluctance due to an inability to effectively communicate between these diverse technology cultures.

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Electronics Forum

SAC305 vs SN100? - We are thinking of switching over from sac305 to sn100...

PCB for fine-pitch flip-chip - I need to design a PCB which will include a Bumped-die type chip with 6mil (152.4 um)...

Local Cleaning Post Rework on PCB with Conformal Coating - Scenario: You have to rework a part (small IC or resistor)...

SMT / PCB Products

FINEPLACER® femto - Die Bonder
FINEPLACER® femto Automated Sub-Micron Bonder

Fully automated, sub-micron bonding platform for advanced packaging...

Offered by: Finetech

KIC MVP Profile Fixture

Spot checking your profile without sacrificing a PCB...

Offered by: KIC

ProntoTEST-FIXTURE Software

Any CAD/CAE to any ATE...
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Offered by: Unisoft

SMT / PCB Equipment Auctions

Cardinal Circuit - Equipment Auctions

SMT Production, Test and Measurement Equipment Auction

April 26 | Online Auction

auction by: Astoca (Asia) Ltd

X-Line Electronic Equipment Auctions

SMT and Test Facility Auction due to Outsourcing of Manufacturing

May 15 | Online Auction

auction by: X-Line Asset Management

Electronic Equipment Mart

Electrovert Excel 7
Reflow Oven
Electrovert Excel 7 Reflow Oven

AdoptSMT Europe GmbH

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Air-Vac DRS24C
Rework Station
Air-Vac DRS24C Rework Station

CE Exchange

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MPM AccuFlex
Screen Printer
MPM AccuFlex Screen Printer


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Panasonic Panasert MV2F-XL
Panasonic Panasert MV2F-XL Chipshooter


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Events Calendar

International Conference on Soldering & Reliability (ICSR)

Conference | May 15-18 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Sponsored by: SMTA

From design ideas, to custom and stock parts, thru final assembly...

NEPCON China 2012

Conference | April 22-25 | Las Vegas, NV, USA | Sponsored by: Reed Exhibitions

The biggest and longest standing trading and sourcing platforms for the Chinese SMT industry...

SMT Hybrid Packaging 2012

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | May 8-10 | Nuremberg, Germany | Sponsored by: Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH

Europe's leading event for System Integration in Micro Electronics...

Career Center


AOI Applications and Support Engineer


Field Service Engineer

Southern CA, USA | Dynatech Technology / Samsung

SMT Operator

Santa Cruz, CA, USA | Dallas Electronics Inc.


SMT Machine S/W Architect

Seongnam, Kyonggy, South Korea

SMT Technician

Imus Cavite, PH, Philippines

Sales Engineer Manager

Toshima, Tokyo, Japan

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: Webinar: Troubleshooting the Stencil Printing Process - May 7


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 - Is Cleaning Critical to PoP Assemblies? - May 8

Technical Editor - David Fish, 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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Capital Equipment Exchange - Used PCB Assembly Equipment

Top 10 reasons why you should consider Europlacer SMT equipment

PPM - Pre-Owned Quad, MPM Equipment

The Mark III Reflow System

PCB Equipment Auctions

IBE - Used SMT Equipment

Hydron WS 325 - FAST Technology OA Defluxing

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