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The Year of IoT Digitalization

December 15, 2017 | Michael Ford, Aegis Software Corp.

There is no longer any significant disagreement that having an industry-wide standard for IoT communication is absolutely essential for digitalization of factories if they are going to deliver on Industry 4.0 performance expectations. Digitalization of manufacturing is the key business opportunity of the decade, whoever and wherever you are, so stand-up and be a part of it, and create your opportunities.

Solder Printing Process Inputs Impacting Distribution of Paste Volume

December 14, 2017 | Marco Lajoie and Alain Breton, C-MAC Microelectronics

The volume of solder deposition, like any process, has variations that may be characterized by a statistical distribution curve, whether normal or non-normal. As complexity, density, cost and reliability requirements increase, there may be value in narrowing the distribution curve. It is common sense that less variation serves the interest of quality of the more complex and dense circuit boards.



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Ten Things EMS Providers Must do to be Great

December 11, 2017 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

With EMS companies, its becomes more important than ever to stand out from the rest of the crowd. So many EMS companies are vying for business that if a company wants to be truly successful, it has to come up with ways to distinguish...

The Role of Bismuth (Bi) in Electronics, Part 2

December 8, 2017 | Dr. Jennie Hwang, H-Technologies Group

Part 2 of Dr. Jennie Hwang's article series outlines the Bi effects on 63Sn37Pb solder material, which have been substantiated by years of field performance prior to lead-free implementation. This should serve as the sound baseline...

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