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The Electronics in Harsh Environments Conference (24-26 April), sponsored by SMTA Europe, tackles the challenges and best practices for building reliable electronic devices that will perform to design standards when used in harsh environments (elevated operating temperatures, high humidity, vibration and more).
iNEMI is co-hosting the final session of the conference (26 April), which will focus specifically on automotive electronics. This session includes an interactive discussion with the following panel of experts:
- Dr. Lothar Henneken, Robert Bosch GmbH
- Craig Hillman, DfR
- Brook Sandy-Smith, Indium
The three-day conference will also cover topics such as reliable high-density assemblies, power electronics, electric hybrids, product assembly challenges, cleaning, coating, process control, and monitoring and tracking production hardware. Challenging areas such as high-temperature soldering, solder material advances, and new standards will also be addressed.
Russell Poppe, JJS Manufacturing
Much has been written about the increasing shortages of electronic components such as MLCCs, chip resistors and other semiconductor devices. And the manufacturing industry is now seeing price increases and greatly extended lead times. It seems the situation is likely to get rapidly worse rather than better. What can we do? Read on.
Real Time With... NEPCON South China
At the recent NEPCON South China 2018 event in Shenzhen, Clemens Jargon, VP for Global Dispensing and Asia at Mycronic, discusses I-Connect007's Edy Yu the challenges that customers face on their journey towards Industry 4.0, and how Mycronic is addressing these issues. From jet printing to solder paste inspection, to pick-and-place, Jargon talks about their total solutions that aim to help customers take their production to the next level.
Jason Fullerton, Alpha Assembly Solutions
This paper investigates and compares the performance of no-clean liquid wave soldering fluxes using a commercially available localized extraction and cleanliness testing system, and surface insulation resistance (SIR) testing. Find out which test is suitable for your processes.