|Greetings! from Chicago where it has been a cold and snowy winter in the month of February.|| |
In this issue we discuss: |
A Soldering Tip video on how to maintain soldering tips
An SMT glossary for the training of your employees
Information on a new throughole repair kit
A peak at High-k transistor fabrication technology
We look forwarding to hearing from you-give us a call in order to discuss your PCB rework and repair issues.
Bob Wettermann BEST Inc.
|Soldering Tip Maintenance|
We invite you to view our Soldering Tip video on soldering tip maintenance by visiting www.solder.net. Review this important tip with one of the BEST instructors to help insure the longest possible tip life. This is especially critical for those using the more aggressive fluxes found in lead-free processing.
|BEST Launches the ThroughHole Repair Kit|
Through-holes or vias can be damaged in the handling of PCB's or through the improper removal of a device. The BEST Through-hole Repair Kit can assist in the repair of these through-holes to make them look like the original circuit board.
|SMT Terms and Definitions|
If you are looking for a definitive source on SMT terms and definitions for the training of your personnel check out BEST's compilation of SMT terms.
|High-k Materials Leads to Future Higher Chip Density|
Recently Intel and IBM both announced that they had figured out a way to further shrink the size of transistors. The trick, according to Intel, is introducing the metal hafnium into the mix—an addition that marks the first major change in transistor materials in four decades. Hafnium-based computer circuits would likely be denser, faster and consume less power than existing microprocessors.