Electronics Forum | Thu Dec 06 13:22:18 EST 2001 | mparker
I never was much good on remembering dates, must be the flux fumes!
Electronics Forum | Fri Nov 23 00:44:48 EST 2001 | William
Hi expert, I'm doing a research on the SMT market and are in desperate need of some information on the history of SMT. How did everything start? Was there life before SMT? What was the first stage? All information on board handling and SMT is mor
Electronics Forum | Tue Nov 27 12:02:47 EST 2001 | mparker
If you ever saw the movie "1943" with John Belushi you might remember the part where the Japanese were trying to get a stolen radio down the hatch on a sub. I believe that is when the genesis of making smaller parts began.
Electronics Forum | Wed Dec 05 19:05:03 EST 2001 | Smiles McGee
Not sure the exact birth of SMT, but I remember that move and it was 1941, not 1943, but who cares... Good luck on your quest for the birth of SMT... :)
Electronics Forum | Wed Dec 12 18:28:36 EST 2001 | John ODonnell
Pls call me and I will help where possible John O'Donnell 603-433-2125
Electronics Forum | Thu Dec 13 11:16:53 EST 2001 | slthomas
You might search the forum for the author's name before you go calling him a putz. In this case you'll find the source of (#1) a wealth of informative responses, and (#2) a sense of humor.
Electronics Forum | Mon Nov 26 20:30:03 EST 2001 | davef
Dirt => Beer => Girls FACT: * Hybrid circuits in the 1960s that were used to conquer space where the genesis of today's SMT. * Japanese commecialized it to build better transitor radios * UIC & Dynapert fought it tooth and nail. UIC finally got t
Electronics Forum | Wed Dec 12 20:06:05 EST 2001 | zerbrenny
OK, here is the deal. I won't write a book but I have to correct the putz that said the birth of SMT was an accident. Actually the SMT machine replaced the poor bastards who had to place components by hand. Manufacturers were looking for a better way
Electronics Forum | Mon Dec 10 09:32:14 EST 2001 | cmay
William, Just to start with, I am no expert, but I have a few books lurking. According to one entry, Surface Mounted resistors stuck to circuit boards had been described in 1952 (Circuit World, Feb edition 1952, page 70) The first mention of a devi
Electronics Forum | Fri Nov 23 07:57:45 EST 2001 | wbu
Hi William, well I guess SMT was invented accidentally when for what reason ever (be CAD related or PCB shop related) those PCB�s with no drillholes at all appeared in the assembly. Ah, you know these fella�s who are never short of a quick solution