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SMTnet Express, March 26, 2015, Subscribers: 22,542, Members: Companies: 14,271 , Users: 37,963

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Effectiveness of Conformal Coat to Prevent Corrosion of Nickel-palladium-gold-finished Terminals

Michael Osterman; Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering, University of Maryland,

Conformal coats are often used to protect printed wiring assemblies from failure due to moisture and corrosion. However, coating may not be sufficient to protect lead terminations from failure. In this study, acrylic, silicone, urethane, parylene, and atomic layer deposit (ALD) coatings were examined for their effectiveness at preventing corrosion of nickel-palladium-gold-finished terminals.

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IPC Apex Expo 2015

Show floor Awards Hand soldering competition winners

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Electronics Industry Upgrades its Tech[know]ledgy at IPC APEX EXPO 2015

From a critical combination of the latest technology and knowledge to access to solutions and subject matter experts, IPC APEX EXPO%reg; 2015 provided the information, exchange and connections that helped 4,105 attendees from 42 countries prepare for the future. Four hundred and forty-eight exhibitors encompassing 143,500 sq. ft. of show floor space welcomed a busy three days of qualified leads, business development and sales. IPC APEX EXPO 2015 attracted 9,027 total visitors including attendees and exhibitor personnel. »»»

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IPC Crowns Winner of Hand Soldering World Championship

IPC Honors Eight Members with First Annual Dieter Bergman IPC Fellowship Award

IPC Elects Six Members to Board of Directors

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South East Asia Technical Conference on Electronics Assembly 2015

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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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