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Publication Date: 09/1/2012
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In-System Programming Works In-Line

The key advantage of in-system programming is that it allows design engineers and production manufacturers to integrate semiconductor device programming and testing into a single step, eliminating the need to program a device before board placement. Flash memory is often preprogrammed ...
Avoiding the Threat Posed by Counterfeit Cables

The popular myth about the cabling business is that it is "commoditized", meaning that you can get cables, connectors, and other components from a variety of manufacturers and only need to worry about price. That is a dangerous myth, however, as in any high tech industry, and is exploited ...
Swiss Machining Solves Sticky EMS Problems

Recent growth in LED technology and solid state lighting has provided the electronics manufacturing industry with viable solutions for its addition into today's electronic devices. This has led to an increased demand for LED nozzles.
Why Internal Metrology Doesn't Work

Doing more with less has been the standard operating procedure in manufacturing for the past ten years. Everyone looks for where they can cut corners. Many placement machines have the ability to self-calibrate and then provide their users with capability numbers. In an attempt to save ...
Stencil Printing Process Tools for High Yield Processing

Miniaturization raises a number of issues for the stencil printing process. How small can we print? What are the tightest pitches? Can we print small deposits next to large for high-mix technology assemblies? How closely can we place components for high density products? And then on ...
How Profiling Technology Produces 100% Yields

Krypton Solutions, a contract manufacturer in Plano, Texas, operates in a highly competitive marketplace for electronics assembly services. The company prides itself on using advanced technologies to exceed its clients' demands for high-quality, cost-effective solutions. To this end ...
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