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SMTnet Express January 31, 2013, Subscribers: 26152, Members: Companies: 9105, Users: 34242

Technical Library

Projection Moiré vs. Shadow Moiré for Warpage Measurement and Failure Analysis of Advanced Packages

There are three key industry trends that are driving the need for temperature-dependent warpage measurement: the trend toward finer-pitch devices, the emergence of lead-free processing, and changes in device form factors. Warpage measurement has become a key measurement for analysis; prevention and prediction of interconnect defects and has been employed in failure analysis labs and production sites worldwide.

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

by: Joe Thomas, ZN Technologies

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Forum search results for related keywords: warpage, failure analysis, moiré, coplanarity

SMT / PCB Products

Valor® MSS
Valor MSS Foundation Software for PCB Assembly

Industry's first true end-to-end solution...

by: Mentor Graphics

Micro Nozzle

For micro-sized components...

by: Count On Tools

Stencil Wipes

The best in class stencil treatment technology...

by: Aculon

ProntoPLACE SMT, Thru-hole Software
Unisoft ProntoPLACE SMT, Thru-hole Software

Be production ready in hours not days... Trial

by: Unisoft

XPii II Pick & Place System
XPii II Pick & Place

Modular compact footprint...

by: Europlacer

PCB Cleaning Agent
HYDRON WS 325 Cleaning and Defluxing Agent

For cleaning water soluble flux residues...


Mark5 Series -
Reflow System
The Mark III Reflow System

Up to 40% reduction in nitrogen consumption...

by: Heller

Rework System
EXPERT 10.6 Automated Rework System

Ideal choice for complex PCBs...


SMT / PCB Equipment Auctions

X-Line Electronic Equipment Auctions

Surplus Late Model SMT Equipment from Major Contract Manufacturers - Feb. 4 - 5

by: X-Line Asset Management

Electronic Equipment Mart

Takaya APT-8400CJ
Flying Probe
Takaya APT-8400CJ Flying Probe

IBE SMT Equipment

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MPM AccuFlex
Screen Printer
MPM AccuFlex Screen Printer


all marketplace listings

Air-Vac Onyx25 xLT
Rework Station
Air-Vac Onyx25 xLT Rework Station

SMT Trader

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Samsung CP-20V
Pick and Place...
Samsung CP-20V Pick and Place

CE Exchange

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Internet Marketing tip of the week

A Few Important Stats for Marketing Managers

Today's article will include some important internet marketing statistics.

First and foremost, as of Dec. 2012 the world's population was estimated to be over 7 billion. According to Internet World Stats. over 33% of those people were 'online'. In North America & Europe, the online percentages were over 78% & 63%, respectively.

Online users now control the "information flow". Therefore, your efforts are best spent getting in front of those users when they want YOUR type of information (the SMTnet Targeted Ads are a good example of this).

The most effective way to connect to those users is to 'connect' at the very moment they are looking for your product or service types.

Remember, buyers are users that are searching for a specific solution to a specific problem. If your product or service (as very specifically described) is the solution to the user's very specific problem, they will at least consider you.

What are some important stats to consider about users in regards to their search patterns, attitudes, etc.?

First, one of the most important things to know is that users search sometime during the buying cycle. Period.

Second, when users search most don't go past the 1st page of results.

Here is a link to some important stats you may want to consider this (and every) budget season when deciding if you should spend some of your dollars towards search engine marketing.

Roland Girouard, Managing Director, SMTnet

The marketing team provides internet marketing consulting services for the SMT Industry.

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Events Calendar

Cleaning Before Conformal Coating - Free Online Webinar
Feb. 14.

APEX Expo 2013
Feb. 19., San Diego, CA, USA

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: Webinar (Free for Members!) Voiding Control and Reliability of Solder Joints with Backward Compatibility - February 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: IPC Conference on Solderability and Reliability for Electronics Assemblies - February 6-7

Technical Editor - Davef (submit your technical articles)

Newsletter Editor - Anna Girouard, 98 Elm Street, Portland, Maine 04101 USA, Tel.207-780-0887.

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Aquanox A4638 Flux Residue Cleaning Agent

Count on Tools - Nozzles and Tooling

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