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Polyphenylene Ether Macromonomers. XI. Use in Non-Epoxy Printed Wiring Boards

SMTnet Express November 1, 2012, Subscribers: 25762, Members: Companies: 9029, Users: 33891

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Polyphenylene Ether Macromonomers. XI. Use in Non-Epoxy Printed Wiring Boards

First published in the 2012 IPC APEX EXPO technical conference proceedings.

by: Edward N. Peters, Scott M. Fisher, Hua Guo; SABIC

The continuous progression toward portable, high frequency microelectronic systems has placed high demands on material performance, notably low dielectric constants (Dk), low loss tangent (Df), low moisture uptake, and good thermal stability. Epoxy resins are the workhorses of the electronic industry. Significant performance enhancements have been obtained through the use of PPE telechelic macromonomers with epoxy resins. However, there is a ceiling on the performance obtainable from epoxy-based resins. Therefore, non-epoxy based dielectric materials are used to fulfill the need for higher performance...

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SMTA International 2012 A Success

Paul speaking during the Evolving Technologies Summit
SMTAI 2012 Show Floor

The SMTA released a summary of the SMTA International Conference and Exhibition, which took place October 14-18, 2012 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, FL.  Total attendee registration of 1000 (from over 520 companies) is on par with the past two years.  International representation was at a record high with attendees coming from 26 countries other than the US.

The technical conference was well-received and continued the SMTAI tradition of having the strongest technical conference in the industry.  The Lead-Free Soldering Technology Symposium continued to be a big draw.  The Opening Keynote Address by Brooks R. Kimmel, NASA, provided a touching description of the numerous advancements and spinoff technologies developed from NASA's research over the past decades.

155 exhibiting companies packed the sold-out exhibit hall, a 20% increase from last year.  More large equipment was on display than ever before.  The Package on Package Assembly and Design Center demonstrated the entire PoP process and was well received by attendees.

Hal Hendrickson, Nordson DAGE, SMTA International Exhibitor Committee chair, said, "It was another good show.   The extra efforts made this year to drive attendees from the conference to the show floor were laudable.  We are looking forward to Fort Worth in 2013."

All technical papers from the conference are available on the conference proceedings CD and can be purchased in the SMTA BookStore.

The 2013 SMTA International Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas on October 13-17, 2013.

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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 - BGA Rework/Repair-A Primer - November 27


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 Medical Industries Technical Conference: Lead-Free Reliability Readiness - November 7 - 9

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