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ZESTRON, the global leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services, and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing and semiconductor industries, is pleased to announce that it will host “Should You Clean PCBs?” on Thursday March 26th, from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT. This is the first installment of the ZESTRON Academy 2020 Cleaning Webinar Series, and will be presented by our industry expert, Umut Tosun, M.S.Ch.E, Application Technology Manager.
At ZESTRON, we understand that FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION! Successfully removing impurities from a printed circuit board’s surface and underneath its components is critically important to ensuring the reliability of electronic assemblies. Join ZESTRON Academy in exploring the benefits of fully cleaning PCBs and how potential sources of board failure such as electrochemical migration, leakage currents, and white residues can be mitigated.
For more information or to register for this free webinar visit us online at https://www.zestron.com/us/academy/cleaning-webinars.html.
Sal Sparacino, SMTA
SMTA International is just around the corner, and we are excited to be meeting fully in person and onsite. The conference and expo runs from Monday, Oct. 31 through Thursday, Nov. 3, returning to the Minneapolis Convention Center. Once again, we will co-locate with Medical Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis 2022 (MD&M). As the world continues to adjust to the new normal following nearly years of the pandemic, an in-person industry conference and exhibition is more valuable than ever.
Graham Naisbitt, Gen3 Systems
It is assumed that readers are familiar with manufacturing electronic circuit assemblies in accordance with IPC-J-STD-001 or IEC 61189-1; both are titled “Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies.” In October 2018, IPC-J-STD-001 Revision G was amended and released with a new Section 8 of the document titled “Cleaning.” The change was primarily the removal of a “cleanliness” level of 1.56 mg/square cm of NaCl equivalence. This small change has great significance in relation to how companies ensure the electrochemical reliability of their products.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
The I-Connect007 editorial team recently spoke with Dr. Ron Lasky about what’s stopping companies from improving their processes, especially regarding productivity.