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SMTnet Express, April 23, 2015, Subscribers: 22,667, Members: Companies: 14,316, Users: 38,091

Technical Library

Rework Challenges for Smart Phones and Tablets

Paul Wood; OK International / Metcal

In order to meet the ever-growing demand for performance, the complexity of mobile devices has increased immensely, with more than a 70% greater number of packages now found inside of them than just a few years ago.

The implementation of the surface mount devices have become key components for mobile products by offering increased component density and improved performance. For example, the newer style DDR memory integrated components use less power and work at twice the speed of former versions. It is not surprising that most component manufacturers now produce these surface mount devices as small as 1mm square.

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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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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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Next Event: SMTA Webtorial: Higher Density Packaging: Manufacturability & Reliability - June 9

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