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Four members of Electronic Manufacturing Solutions Ltd's (EMS) PCB assembly team recently completed their training to IPC-A-610 (Acceptability of Electronics Assemblies).
IPC standards provide customers with a clear benchmark for acceptability of electronic assemblies, broken down into classes. As standard, EMS produces all assemblies to Class II, with Class III available on demand to suit customer requirements.
The four PCB team members were trained as Certified IPC Specialists, provided via STEM Training by Paul Pidgeon.
Michael Ford, Aegis Software Corp.
There is no longer any significant disagreement that having an industry-wide standard for IoT communication is absolutely essential for digitalization of factories if they are going to deliver on Industry 4.0 performance expectations. Digitalization of manufacturing is the key business opportunity of the decade, whoever and wherever you are, so stand-up and be a part of it, and create your opportunities.
Stephen Las Marias, I-Connect007
Garret Maxson, manager of engineering services at American Computer Development Inc. (ACDi), discusses the PCB assembly challenges when dealing with high-density interconnect (HDI) boards, parameters to consider, and strategies to help facilitate a smooth assembly process when using HDI boards.
Reza Ghaffarian, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Electroless nickel/electroless palladium/immersion gold (ENEPIG) surface finish for PCBs has now become a key surface finish that is used for both tin-lead and lead-free solder assemblies. This article presents the reliability of LGA component packages with 1156 pads assembled with tin-lead solder onto PCBs with an ENEPIG finish and then subjected to thermal cycling and then isothermal aging.