Best Technical Paper at IPC APEX EXPO 2017 Selected


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The best technical conference paper of IPC APEX EXPO 2017 has been selected. Voted on through a ballot process by members of the IPC APEX EXPO Technical Program Committee, the paper authors will receive their awards during the opening keynote session on Tuesday, February 14.

Taking top honors, the winning paper is, “Rework of New High Speed Press Fit Connectors” by Lars Bruno, Ericsson AB. This paper will be presented during Technical Conference Session 34 on Thursday, February 16.

This year, two papers were selected in the honorable mention category. Honorable mention went to, “Effect of Encapsulation Materials on Tensile Stress during Thermo-Mechanical Cycling of Pb-Free Solder Joints” by Maxim Serebreni, DfR Solutions. His co-authors were: Nathan Blattau, Ph.D., Gilad Sharon, Ph.D., and Craig Hillman, Ph.D., all of DfR Solutions. This paper will be presented during Technical Conference Session 22 on Thursday, February 16.

Honorable mention also goes to “SIR Intercomparison to Validate the Use of a Fine Pitch Pattern” by Christopher Hunt, Gen3 Systems. The paper was co-authored by Ling Zou, National Physical Laboratory. This paper will be presented during Technical Conference Session 9 on Tuesday, February 14.

The papers were evaluated on their technical content, originality, test procedures and data used to deduce conclusions, quality of illustrations and the clarity and professionalism of writing as well as value to the industry. 

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