Newbie in North Carolina: Local SMTA Event

June 18, 2018 | Jonathan Zinski, I-Connect007

I-Connect007's Jonathan Zinski attended the SMTA Carolinas Expo and Tech Forum on May 15. Featuring numerous local companies who do not do not always attend larger trade shows, the event offered great value, with its smaller environment contributing to more in-depth conversations.

5G Requires a New Approach to Testing

June 15, 2018 | Stephen Las Marias, I-Connect007

The industry will be deploying 5G at millimeter wave frequencies between 28 and 40GHz, with significantly wider bandwidths than the current instrumentation. And the rules about how you design a test fixture, or conduct testing of those products is changing. In this article, National Instrument's David Hall explains.


Masking of Conformal Coating During Assembly and Rework

June 11, 2018 | Bob Wettermann, BEST, Inc.

Masking of printed circuit boards post rework/repair as well as for initial PCB assembly is often required if the PCB is to be conformal coated. If a board that has conformal coating on it needs to be reworked or repaired, the...

The Role of Bismuth (Bi) in Electronics, Part 4

June 4, 2018 | Dr. Jennie Hwang, H-Technologies Group

Dr. Jennie Hwang's column series continues in Part 4, which addresses two pivotal questions: Why SAC is not able to be a universal interconnecting material for electronic circuits, and why a quaternary alloy system offers a more...

One World, One Industry: Meet IPC’s Vice President of Global Government Relations, Chris Mitchell

May 29, 2018 | John Mitchell, IPC--Association Connecting Electronics Industries

In this new role, Chris will work closely with IPC’s Government Relations Steering Committee and its government relations team based in Washington, D.C. Chris will represent IPC and the electronics manufacturing industry before...

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