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Impact of Dust on Printed Circuit Assembly Reliability

Optical image of dust particles between electrodes

by: Bo Song, Michael H. Azarian, Michael G. Pecht; CALCE

Atmospheric dust consists of solids suspended in air. Dust is well known for its complex nature. It normally includes inorganic mineral materials, water soluble salts, organic materials, and a small amount of water. The impact of dust on the reliability of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) is ever-growing, driven by the miniaturization of technology and the increasing un-controlled operating conditions with more dust exposure in telecom and information industries.

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

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Select Coat® SL-940E
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Select Coat® SL-940E Conformal Coating System

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PCB Cleaning Agent
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BGA Rework Station
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LF-4300 & 4300
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SP700avi Inline Stencil Printer

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iico Pick & Place System

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Stencil Printer
SP700avi Inline Stencil Printer

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SM481 High Speed Flexible Mounter
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SMT / PCB Equipment Auctions

X-Line - SMT Equipment Auctions

Surplus Siemens and Universal SMT Equipment to Ongoing Operations

May 14 - 15 | auction by: X-Line Asset Management

Electronic Equipment Mart

Glenbrook RTX-113
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Heller 1700EXL
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DEK 249
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DEK 249 Screen Printer


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ICSR (International Conference on Soldering and Reliability)
May 14

Printed Electronics Asia 2013
July 9 - 10

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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: Design for Reliability (DfR) - May 16


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/FED Conference on Embedded Components - June 4 - 5

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