Increasing system integration and component densities continue to significantly reduce the opportunity to access nets using standard test points. (...) Where surface traces are still available for access, bead probe technology is an option that reduces test point space requirements as well as their effects on high speed nets and distributes mechanical loading away from BGA footprints enabling test access and reducing the risk of mechanical defects associated with the concentration of ICT spring forces under BGA devices.
This paper will describe experimentation to define a robust process window for the implementation of bead probe and similar bump technology that is compatible with standard Pb-free assembly processes.
SMTA International Early Bird Deadline - August 28!
Conference: September 27 - October 1, 2015
Exhibition: September 29 - 30, 2015
Rosemont, Illinois, USA
If you haven't registered for the SMTA International Technical Conference yet, now is the time. The Early Bird Deadline is Friday, August 28! Register before then to save 10% on the conference rates. You could save over $100 on a VIP Package.
This year's special feature area, supported by SMTA & NPL, will include live printing ultra-fine pitch deposits, 0201 and 01005 devices, inspection and measurement of different combinations of materials, plus some of the key in-process inspection steps to make a process perform correctly. It will also include AOI inspection of printed board assemblies for open joints, lifted leads, partial lifting of passives and other less common defects.
Tech Tours!Make sure to sign up for a special guided tour of placement or inspection equipment on the show floor. Get your questions answered and see first-hand the latest technology to help you increase yield.
We extend a cordial invitation to all women attending SMTA International to join us for a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception the evening of Monday, September 28. Marie Cole from IBM Corporation will present "PowerUp - Ignite Your Career." We look forward to seeing you!
Co-located IPC Fall Standards Development Committee Meetings:
Contribute to the industry standards and guidelines that your company, customers and suppliers rely on by participating in the IPC Standards Development Committee Meetings. This landmark collaborative effort by both associations has proven a major benefit to the electronics manufacturing industry as a whole. The full meeting schedule is available here
Control Your Processes:Get answers to your questions about Process Improvement, Lead-Free Soldering, Surface Finish, Harsh Environments, Lean Initiatives, 3D Packaging Technology, and more. View the full conference schedule
Visit "Robotics Alley" in the exhibition hall for a glimpse into the amazing advances that are occurring in robotics, sensors and advanced manufacturing. This interactive space will feature information on the latest technological developments, hands-on demos and - of course - robots!
Come "Pick & Taste" craft beers, root beer and non-alcoholic ginger beer from several chapter regions on Tuesday from 3:30-5:00pm. Make sure to stop at the multiple bars and seating areas throughout the exhibit hall.
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Early Bird Deadline: August 28, 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.
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.