Electronics Forum | Wed Nov 10 10:41:57 EST 2010 | esoderberg
subject board fabrication calls for .05 -.125um of gold over 2 - 5 um of nickel. When doing double sided reflow using same profile, parts of the gold are tarnishing and causing test pad failures. any ideas as to the cause?
Electronics Forum | Thu Nov 11 15:55:53 EST 2010 | davef
We guess the nickle has a rougher that normal finish AND the gold is at or below your specification. The nickle bumps are poking through the gold and are oxidized, preventing contact with you ATE probes. If this is correct, it would be interesting
Electronics Forum | Fri Nov 26 05:22:44 EST 2010 | 89jeong
Hello Esoderberg. Did you get the analyis report from your vendor? If so, could you pls share it wiht us? Based on my experiance, this issue may be caused by the Au plating. You need to ask your vendor to check the Au thickness or Au plating proces
Electronics Forum | Wed Aug 27 18:28:29 EDT 2008 | blnorman
We have an immersion silver board that has a brown discoloration after processing. It's not flux residue, that normally doesn't cause this condition. Elemental analysis shows less than 1% sulfur, and I thought silver sulfide is more a black color.