Tag Archives: Assembly

IPC Standards Committee Reports — Assembly, Cleaning/Coating, Product Reliability, Testing, Product Assurance

The third posting in a series of updates from IPC standards committee meetings held at IPC Midwest. Assembly and Joining The 5-21f Ball Grid Array Task Group reviewed comments received on the C revision of IPC-7095, Design and Assembly Process Implementation for BGAs. Many of the revisionsdeal with cratering anomalies and new termination types and […]

IPC APEX EXPO Standards Development Reports: Assembly & Joining, Cleaning & Coating and Assembly Equipment

These committee reports from IPC APEX EXPO should help you keep up-to-date on what’s happening in IPC standards. Visit http://www.ipc.org/committees for more information on standards development, drafts and minutes. The standards tree is another excellent reference with an organizational chart for IPC standards and contact information for the committee liaisons. Assembly and Joining The 5-21e […]

Free Money! Are you paying attention?

One month down, 11 to go. Is your company planning to take full advantage of 100% Bonus Depreciation and enhanced Section 179 expensing in 2011? Is your business purchasing equipment and writing off your investment at a faster rate? Are you informing your potential customers that they can use this great incentive to purchase equipment […]

IPC Suggests Congressional Oversight on Three Burdensome Regulations

IPC recently sent a letter to the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding burdensome regulations in need of Congressional oversight. The letter highlighted three regulations that have or will have a significant impact on electronics manufacturers:  the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed modifications to the Toxic Substances Control Act Inventory Update […]

RoHS Compliant Components May Not Be Lead Free

Industry expert Bob Willis uses the NPL Defect Database to explain the terminology differences between RoHS compliant and lead-free components.

Bob Willis with a few thoughts on PoP

Bob Willis shares a few of the issues involved with package-on-package (PoP) assembly in this short video. Issues include advantages of flux or paste, surface finish considerations, investment needed, and requirements for inspection. Bob will be teaching a half-day course on PoP at IPC APEX EXPO on April 8.

Decoupling Performance Class and Quality Assurance testing—YES, and add Reliability

‘Functional Performance’ Classes cannot be equated with ‘Reliability’ classes–they are not the same. I have tried unsuccessfully in the past to put a disclaimer into the scope of these documents, to alert the readers that only an appropriate ‘Design-for-Reliability’ would assure reliability. While good quality—and IPC-6012 and IPC-6013 assure quality, is a requirement for reliability, […]

Overheard at the TAEC meeting – box build to be standardized?

After many years of discussion, will activity start on an IPC box build standard? In the past, the lack of volunteers has hampered the effort. Apparently, new interest has been expressed in the assembly and joining committee. Doug Pauls, IPC general chair for 5-30 cleaning and coating, raised the issue that many new materials are […]