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In Solder Rework/Repair, Solder Training and Tools

Oct 2010 Vol. 2, Iss. 34

 

Dear Subscriber:

After having been to several trade shows as well as visiting with clients throughout the Midwest what has become clear is that the "point of pain" for many electronics manufacturers is the procurement of components. Lead times have stretched out beyond belief for some analog discretes, displays and  tantalum capacitors. This has caused several manufacturers to "get more creative" (see article below). 

There have been several articles published by BEST in the last few months. Check them out here:

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Part Salvaging

Getting Creative to Salvage Components that are Holding Up Shipments

Some part types are really having their lead times extended. Noteable on the list are tantalum capacitors, some connector families and various analog discrete devices.

Salvaging of electronic components from either slow-moving, obsolete or excess inventory can be a method for obtaining the components you need from your existing inventory. In addition, same functioning but different form factor parts can be used in certain situations with part modifications being made. In either case the careful removal or component rework should take place so that these reworked components can be used to ship the current backlog of assemblies needing to be built.

Call Laura Ripoli at (847) 797-9250 if you have a project requiring this type of part rework.

 
IPC JSTD-001 DS
Soldering Space Addendum Training

The J-STD-001 complete DS program combines the "Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies" along with various elements to meet the standards required of NASA suppliers. The standard describes materials, methods and verification criteria for producing high quality soldered assemblies and interconnections. The standard emphasizes process control and sets industry consensus requirements for a broad range of electronic products. Suppliers to NASA and others who are mandated to use J-STD-001DS, Space Electronics Hardware Addendum are required to have workers trained and certified to this IPC J-STD-001DS course for Specialist (CIS) level training. This includes trainers, quality supervisors, engineers and manufacturing supervisors with assembly responsibilities.

Call Katy Radcliff at (847) 797-9250 if you have an interest in attending. For more specific class information look here.

 

RIM Enters Pad "Fray" w/Cool Product
                                            


Dubbed the "world's first professional tablet" by its CEO at a developers' conference the So to be released RIm tablet PC should be a cool product. Compared to the iPad the new RIM device will have flash support as well as dual HD cameras for remote meeting capability.

The PlayBook will also come with a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. Other specs announced on Monday include a 7-inch WSVGA (1024-by-600) screen, 1080p "full HD" video recording and playback, and built-in 802.11 interface.

We will have to wait and see how the battery life and pricing stack up, as the competition is intense.

 
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Creative Part Salvaging
IPC JSTD-001-DS
RIM Pad
 
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VOCAB- Word of the Month
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jactation

"jak-TEY-shuhn " which is a noun

The vocabulary you use tells others your level of intellect.

Definition/s:
boasting; bragging. -OR-
A restless tossing of the body.

Usage
"There are crises of convulsions, violent shouting, loud weeping, violent jactation, fainting, and semi-coma."

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