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SMTnet Express May 16, 2013, Subscribers: 26118, Members: Companies: 13375, Users: 34706

Technical Library

iNEMI HFR-Free PCB Materials Team Project: An Investigation to Identify Technology Limitations Involved in Transitioning to HFR-Free PCB Materials

by: John Davignon, iNEMI Chair; Intel Corporation

In response to a growing concern within the Electronic Industry to the transition to Halogen-Free laminates (HFR-Free) within the Client Market space (Desktop and Notebook computers) iNEMI initiated a HFR-Free Leadership Workgroup to evaluate the readiness of the Industry to make this transition. The HFR-Free Leadership WG concluded that the electronic industry is ready for the transition and that the key electrical and thermo-mechanical properties of the new HFR-Free laminates can meet the required criteria. The HFR-Free Leadership WG verified that the laminate suppliers can meet the capacity demands for these new HFR-Free laminates and developed a �Test Suite Methodology� (TSM) that can facilitate the comparison and choice of the right laminate to replace brominated FR4 in the Client space.

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

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BGA Rework Station
FINEPLACER� coreplus BGA rework station

The perfect blend of performance and cost...

by: Finetech

PCB Cleaning Agent
HYDRON WS 325 Cleaning and Defluxing Agent

For cleaning water soluble flux residues...


CELLS - MES & Tracking Software
Unisoft CELLS MES & Tracking Software

Total traceability in manufacturing floor...

by: Unisoft

MPM Momentum
Stencil Printer
MPM Momentum Series Stencil Printers

A highly reliable printing system...

by: Speedline

MV-9 Series
In-Line AOI Machines
MV-9 Series AOI

Exclusive 15 Mpx ISIS Vision System...

by: Mirtec

Trays and Modules
Micro Nozzle

Maximize your pick and place potential...

by: Count On Tools

SM471 Flexible High
Speed Chip Shooter
SM471 Flexible High Speed Chip Shooter

Chip mounting speed of 75,000 CPH...


Mark5 Series -
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The Mark III Reflow System

Up to 40% reduction in nitrogen consumption...

by: Heller

SMT / PCB Equipment Auctions

X-Line - SMT Equipment Auctions

Late Model ETM and SMT Equipment From Multiple Locations

May 22 - 23 | auction by: X-Line Asset Management

Electronic Equipment Mart

Cyberoptics QX 500-M
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Cyberoptics QX 500-M AOI

IBE SMT Equipment

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Screen Printer
DEK 248CE Screen Printer


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Electrovert Omniflo 7
Reflow Oven
Electrovert Omniflo 7 Reflow Oven

JMW Enterprises

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Siemens D1
Siemens D1 Chipshooter


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Internet Marketing tip of the week

Where to Add Your Content on SMTnet

Our last article discussed WHY adding your content to SMTnet helps your overall internet visibility. Today we will discuss WHERE to add your content on SMTnet.

Most people only use 1 section of SMTnet, based on the job that they have to do for their company. For instance, human resources personnel use our career center whereas engineering personnel use our forum and equipment dealers and brokers use our used equipment marketplace.

Some of you may not be aware of the many sections of SMTnet that allow your company to add content. So, I will list them and quickly describe for you...»»»

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

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Events Calendar

Michigan Expo and Tech Forum
May 23

Printed Electronics Asia 2013
July 9 - 10

Career Center


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Santa Ana, CA, UK | CGI Americas

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San Diego, CA, USA | YINCAE Advanced Materials, LLC.

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Melbourne, FL, USA

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Trivandrum, India

12 Years experience in Equipment, Manufacturing and Technical Support

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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: Design for Reliability (DfR) - May 23


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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Capital Equipment Exchange - Used PCB Assembly Equipment

ii-Feed tape feeding solution for Europlacer machines

SMT Solder Products - Amtech

Europe's No. 1 source for pre-owned SMT equipment - AdoptSMT

Aquanox A4638 water soluble flux cleaner - Kyzen

NextJet Fluid Dispensing - Asymtek

SP700avi inline stencil printer from Speedprint

Used SMT Equipment - IBE

Used PCB Assembly Equipment - PPM

Mark5 SMT Reflow Oven - Heller

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