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Innovative Socket Technology Enables Multi-GHz Package Testing

Today's electronic packages must perform at the levels of the circuits they protect, handling clock rates through multi-GHz speeds, pin densities that can be finer than a 0.4mm pitch, and pin counts that can exceed 1000. Testing such packages can be challenging, but socket technology ...
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Nitrogen Helps Boost SMT Quality

Nitrogen plays an important part in surface-mount-technology (SMT) packaging. A growing number of reflow-oven suppliers now offer their systems with oxygen as well as optional nitrogen environments for operators who wish to assemble their devices with an inert gas. Quite simply, nitrogen ...
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Progressive Cavity Pumps Provide Precise, Even Dispensing

Proper dispensing is essential for the precise application of two-part epoxy-, silicone-, and urethane-based adhesives and sealants vital to the electronics industry. Material manufacturers sell formulations of these adhesives and sealants based on the benefits they provide, and rely ...

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Storagesolutions Helps Keep Component Order

For more than 25 years, BTSR International S.p.A. has been involved in the design and development of advanced solutions for yarn control. But growing into a world Reference Partner for major companies operating in the textile chain has not come without help and without effectively applying ...

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Structural Ceramics: Today's Problem-Solvers

It may be a mini "I" beam or a high temperature heat exchanger, the user can be NASA or the high-tech Semiconductor industry or a candy producer. Structural ceramics has found its way into numerous industries and critical applications as it has matured into a developed sector of the ...
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Technologies Automate X-Ray Inspection

Automated x-ray inspection (AXI) is an effective means of evaluating solder-joint integrity in support of surface-mount-technology (SMT) process monitoring and defect detection prior to in-circuit or functional testing of printed-circuit boards (PCBs) and other electronic products. ...
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