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Compact charge analyzer

The enhanced 3M model 711 charge analyzer with its dimensions 6 x 6 x 6'' meets the requirements of ESD standard 3.1 and IEC technical report 613450-5-1. It...

Advanced rework system

The Metcal APR-5000 array-package board-rework station offers repeatability, accuracy and thermal control essential for safe and effective work on boards...

Compact BGA socket

Advanced Interconnections has introduced another series of its BGA socket line. The Flip-Top dramatically reduces board assembly space for BGA and LGA device...

Improving flip-chip packaging through proper cleaning
Surprising research results

Semiconductor manufacturers eager to adopt 'no-clean' techniques should nonetheless retain a cleaning step in their process for some products. It sounds...

Assembling flexible Si wafers en route to the production stage
The art of handling slimmed devices

Flexible silicon chips allow the implementation of before unseen techniques and packages that lead to innovative products, such as paper-thin smart labels or...

test probes for 50 A

Peak Test Services has introduced a range of high-current test probes for applications such as burn-in and power-supply tests. Unlike conventional probes...

AOI system with LAN

The Marantz Model 22X fv series is a third-generation AOI system for board assemblies which now offers solder fillet/meniscus inspection, which will become...

18-slot PXI chassis

With the National Instruments' 3U chassis PXI-1006, engineers can integrate up to 18 PXI/ CompactPCI modules. The chassis incorporates an 18-slot PXI...

Switch Executive software connects test objects with instruments
Supervision of complex ATE systems

Automated test equipment (ATE) utilizes a form of switching to provide connections between the unit or device under test (DUT/UUT) and the instruments. In...

3D AOI for high-precision control of SMT process parameters
Off-line strategy forms the basis

Approximately 60bn semiconductor chips are presently produced worldwide. All of these ICs are contained in some form of housing. Regardless of whether IC or...

Catching quality and reliability data with 2D/3D X-ray system
A lance for post-print inspection

Field-array packages such as ball grid array, chip scale and flip chip combined with the trend to Pb-free manufacturing are creating challenges. The question...

Ergonomic side cutters

The Erem 2200 cutter series has been designed to reduce the CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome, a kind of hand strain) and to make constant production easier for the...

Locates static fast

The model 283 static locator from Meech is designed specifically for the electronics and cleanroom sectors. It provides accurate measurement of electro-static...

Automation in the board EOL area
Solution for competition

The insertion of odd-form or so-called exotic components, which cannot be handled by SMT placement machines, presents challenge to automation in the final...

RF PCB design - a compromise for product performance and yield
Three-way talks make it happen

There was a time when the actual layout of a printed circuit board (PCB) did not have much impact on the way it worked. As long as the components fitted on the...

Making selective soldering efficiently to work (part 1)
More than just a machine

There are some misperceptions in the implementation of a selective-soldering process in the shop floor. Despite a common believe, it is not merely bound onto...

Semicon Europa in Munich/Germany comes and goes without clear signals
How long will the upturn drag out?

Held against Munich's monster shows Electronica or Productronica, Semicon Europa is a modest affair in terms of common business figures: just four halls of the...

Patent position defended

District Court Judge Robert M. Takasugi dismissed a lawsuit filed by American Hakko Products against OK Internation-al's soldering instruments divi-sion...


Member of the group man-agement team of PMJ automec, general counsel Ville Parpola, has recently resigned. The group's management team consists now of the...


Rich Brooks joined the Indium Corporation as technical manager, global accounts, and a member of the global sales team. In his position, he is responsible for...


Valor has opened a direct sales and support office in Turino, Italy, together with the appointment of Massimiliano (Max) Gallo as business development and...

Semiconductor companies in supplier ranking extremely shifted positions
The disastrous outcome of a very weak business

iSuppli Corp.'s final 2001 semiconductor market share findings dramatically illustrate the disastrous effects of the industry's worst-ever downturn on chip...

Packaging specialists Datacon and Kulicke & Soffa to modify business relationship
The table is set but the cloth not cut through

Datacon and Kulicke & Soffa (K&S) are in the process of reorientation in their long-standing partnership. Beginning middle of this year, K&S will...


Again, automation and handling specialist company JOT from Finland has minimized its workforce to approximately 500 in order to meet the reduced market demand...


Alphasem, manufacturer of die attach and sort equipment, has appointed Hans Rudolf Meister as president. Gustav A. Wirz, founder of the company, has retired...

electronicChina 2002 - market situation regarded highly positive
Europe looks east – debut with flying colors

The electronicChina fair in March 2002 organized by the German Messe München International (MMI) in co-operation with Chinese partners at the Shanghai...


Advantest Corporation Europe has promoted Michael Stichlmair (38) to sales manager of semiconductor test systems. Stichlmair first joined as sales engineer in...


Ulrich Zierer is now head of the microelectronics and smart card business unit of Schiller/ Germany as successor of Stefan Schiller who became member of the...


Palomar has promoted Bruce W. Hueners to VP of marketing. Hueners joined Palomar in 1981 when it was part of Hughes Aircraft, where he held several...

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