The Michigan SMTA Expo & Tech Forum 2018: A Review

June 22, 2018 | Happy Holden, I-Connect007

In May, I had the adventure of driving across Michigan to visit the SMTA Michigan Expo & Tech Forum. This well-organized and attended expo and technical forum featured over 75 exhibitors and two interesting presentations. Read on.

DFT Strategy Needed for 5G Assembly

June 21, 2018 | Stephen Las Marias, I-Connect007

Mathieu Kury of Asteelflash USA Corp. provides an overview of 5G, the opportunities in the market, and how it will impact the electronics manufacturing industry. He also discusses the key challenges from an EMS standpoint and how to become successful when 5G really arrives.


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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