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SMTnet Express, November 19, 2015, Subscribers: 23,763, Members: Companies: 14,760, Users: 39,366

Technical Library

HALT Testing of Backward Soldered BGAs on a Military Product

B. Gumpert, B. Fox, L. Woody; Lockheed Martin Corporation

The move to lead free (Pb-free) electronics by the commercial industry has resulted in an increasing number of ball grid array components (BGAs) which are only available with Pb-free solder balls. The reliability of these devices is not well established when assembled using a standard tin-lead (SnPb) solder paste and reflow profile, known as a backward compatible process. Previous studies in processing mixed alloy solder joints have demonstrated the importance of using a reflow temperature high enough to achieve complete mixing of the SnPb solder paste with the Pb-free solder ball. Research has indicated that complete mixing can occur below the melting point of the Pb-free alloy and is dependent on a number of factors including solder ball composition, solder ball to solder paste ratio, and peak reflow times and temperatures. Increasing the lead content in the system enables full mixing of the solder joint with a reduced peak reflow temperature, however, previous research is conflicting regarding the effect that lead percentage has on solder joint reliability in this mixed alloy solder joint.

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Late Model SMT Equipment. Complete 300,000SF SMT Facility. Over 1,000 Lots

December 8 - 10 | The Branford Group

Online SMT Auction - Fuji, MPM, Heller and others.

December 1 - 3 | Baja Bid

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Universal Genesis G14 4988C

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X-Line Asset Management

SCS Ionograph 500M SMD II

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Events Calendar

International Printed Circuit and APEX South China Fair 2015 (HKPCA & IPC Show)

Trade Show/Exhibition | December 2 - 4 | IPC

Electronics Packaging Technology Conference - EPTC 2015

Conference | December 2 - 4 | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

5th EFY Expo India 2016

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | January 11 - 13 | EFY Enterprises Pvt Ltd

Career Center

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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: SMTA Webtorial: Reballing of Devices-The "How To" as well as "How Do I Know My Supplier Has Done Good Work" - December 3 - 10


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 Technical Education Professional development courses for engineering staff and managers - December 2 - 3

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VisionPro Series Bench Top 3D SPI - the ultimate in flexibility

Custom SMT Nozzles - Count on Tools

DownStream Technologies - software for post processing PCB designs.

Software for PCB Manufacturing - Unisoft

SMT Equipment Auctions & Exchanges

Essemtec Paraquda Multifunctional SMT Center � One Machine Platform for All Tasks

PCB Cleaning products - Zestron

ii-Feed intelligent pick and place feeder

Fluid Pressure Control - a breakthrough in uniform fluid dispensing - GPD Global

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