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Low Temperature SMT Solder Evaluation

Credits: Flextronics International

The electronics industry could benefit greatly from using a reliable, manufacturable, reduced temperature, SMT solder material (alloy-composition) which is cost competitive with traditional Sn3Ag0.5Cu (SAC305) solder. The many possible advantages and some disadvantages / challenges are discussed.

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Optimising Solder Paste Volume for Low Temperature Reflow of BGA Packages

Credits: Nihon Superior Co. Ltd

The need to minimise thermal damage to components and laminates, to reduce warpage-induced defects to BGA packages, and to save energy, is driving the electronics industry towards lower process temperatures. For soldering processes the only way that temperatures can be substantially reduced is by ...

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Amkor Technology invites you to join us at the FREE Electronic Design Process Symposium (EDPS)

EDPS is the leading forum for advanced chip and systems design processes. Amkor's Gerard John, Sr. Director, FCBGA, will present "Using Machine Learning to Optimize Semiconductor Test" on October 1st at 5:50 PM PST.? Abstract: Machine learning (ML) is a field of engineering under the artificial intelligence (AI) umbrella, ... | Amkor Technology, Inc.

ViTrox Participation at SMTA-International 2020 Virtual Exposition

PENANG MALAYSIA - September 2020 - ViTrox Technologies, an innovative, advanced and cost-effective automated 3D Machine Vision inspection solution provider for the semiconductor and electronics packaging industries, announces its participation at the SMTA International 2020 virtual exposition during September 28 - October 23, 2020.... | ViTrox Technologies

IPC and 40 Groups Urge European Commission President to Postpone Reporting Deadline for SCIP Database

IPC today joined with almost 40 other groups in calling on European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to postpone the January deadline for a new chemicals database and to study related issues further before it goes forward.... | IPC

Financial Times Recognizes Koh Young Technology as a FT500 High-Growth Company

Atlanta, GA ��� Once again, Koh Young Technology, the industry leader in True3D��� measurement-based inspection solutions, was recognized by the Financial Times as a FT500 High-Growth Company (Asia-Pacific). Established in 2002, Koh Young Technology pioneered a new market by launching the world��s first 3D Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) system using a patented dual-projection Moir�� technique. Since then, we have become a global leader with our 3D measurement-based inspection equipment, as well as a solutions provider that performs a key role in quality management and process optimization for various industries. Based on this differentiated technological competitiveness, we have secured thousands of customers, while maintaining the largest global market share in the 3D SPI and 3D AOI markets.... | Koh Young America, Inc.

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