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The term “high reliability” has been around this industry for decades, but there isn’t much consensus about exactly what the term means. If you ask 10 PCB designers, process engineers, or buyers what high-reliability means, you’ll likely get ten different answers. What is the difference, technologically, between a “typical” PCB and a high-rel PCB?
So, we decided to find out by asking our readers directly: What does high reliability mean to you? Take a minute and fill out this survey. We promise you—it’s short and sweet. You’ll be finished before you’re done with your coffee.
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Saminda Dharmarathna, et al.
The electronics industry has grown immensely over the last few decades owing to the rapid growth of consumer electronics in the modern world. New formulations are essential to fit the needs of manufacturing printed circuit boards and semiconductors.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
I went to my second IMPACT Washington, D.C. event this year (May 1–3) and, as much as I applauded last year’s event, this one far surpassed it—just ask anyone who was there. In this month’s issue, a special section on IMPACT backs that claim.
Manuel Herrera, Ohmega Technologies, Inc.
There has been a growing adoption of NiP thin film resistors as heater elements from a diverse group of users including those in the aerospace, defense, high-end computing and the volume consumer electronics market. A novel application has now grown from the validation and reliability testing perspective. Using embedded resistors as heaters to do high-temperature or burn-in testing eliminates the need for thermal chambers.