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BGA Process and Product Failures - Causes and Cures, January 29th Webinar by Bob Willis

SMTnet Express, January 8, 2015, Subscribers: 23,708, Members: Companies: 14,158 , Users: 37,476

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The Effect of Pb Mixing Levels on Solder Joint Reliability and Failure Mode of Backward Compatible, High Density Ball Grid Array Assemblies

Richard Coyle, Richard Popowich, Debra Fleming, Peter Read - Alcatel Lucent, Raiyo Aspandiar, Vasu Vasudevan, Steve Tisdale - Intel Corporation, Iulia Muntele - Sanmina Corporation

Regardless of the accelerating trend for design and conversion to Pb-free manufacturing, many high reliability electronic equipment producers continue to manufacture and support tin-lead (SnPb) electronic products. Certain high reliability electronic products from the telecommunication, military, and medical sectors manufacture using SnPb solder assembly and remain in compliance with the RoHS Directive (restriction on certain hazardous substances) by invoking the European Union Pb-in-solder exemption.

Sustaining SnPb manufacturing has become more challenging because the global component supply chain is converting rapidly to Pb-free offerings and has a decreasing motivation to continue producing SnPb product for the low-volume, high reliability end users. Availability of critical, larger SnPb BGA components is a growing concern...

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BGA Process and Product Failures - Causes and Cures

Online Webinar | January 29 | - Just like surface mount, the use of BGA's can affect printed board layout, assembly, inspection and repair process. However BGA's provide significant advantages over fine pitch components on assembly yield....

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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.

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Next Event: SMTA Webtorial: Thermal Events: Root Cause Analysis & Prevention for Electronics - January 15


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.

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