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Each year, a new slew of terms and definitions become commonplace in the manufacturing process. IPC's report T-50 Revision M, Terms and Definitions for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits, delivers users the most up-to-date descriptions and illustrations of electronic interconnect industry terminology. It is a dynamic standard that adapts to the industry to provide the most thorough dictionary in the industry.
This essential industry standard provides descriptions and illustrations of electronic interconnect industry terminology to help users and their customers break down language barriers. Revision M contains over 220 new or revised terms, including new terminology for conformal coatings, potting and encapsulation processes, stencil design, statistical process control, and flexible printed board technology.
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Britta Schafsteller, Mario Rosin, Gustavo Ramos, and Joe McGurran, Atotech
The main task of the final finish is to protect the copper pad from tarnishing or oxidation while simultaneously keeping the surface active for the assembly. Electroless nickel/immersion gold (ENIG) is a widely accepted finish in the market that provides a good solderability and capability for Al-wire bonding. A main function of the gold layer is to prevent the oxidation of the nickel layer.
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Pete Starkey talks with Chris Hrusovsky of International Electronic Components (IEC) about the work they have done with their business partners, Sigma Mecer & ASS-Luippold, and the next generation of personnel within IEC. If you were unable to attend IPC APEX EXPO 2023, don't worry. We're bringing you coverage of the week's events in San Diego, from ribbon cutting to teardown.
Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
It’s Feb. 3, 2023—2/3/23—and now we know the results of yesterday’s Groundhog weather forecast straight from Gobbler’s Knob in Pennsylvania. Punxsutawney Phil says six more weeks of winter. If you’re watching the ongoing ice storms blanketing much of the United States at present, that seems like a safe bet. Also a safe bet is that the most-read news this week is IPC APEX EXPO related. Additionally, this week IPC published its EMS and PCB numbers for December. All told, lots of industry news to read this week.