In this edition of the BEST newsletter the main topics are:
There is also a funny electrical contractor story at the bottom of the newsletter worth checking into.
From now until 12/31/2008 BEST is offering a training coupon for any IPC (A-610D CIT, IPC 7711/7721 CIT, and the IPC JSTD 001D CIT) CIT class which can be redeemed for either:
1. 10% off
2. $250.00 BEST Buy Gift Certificate
3. $250.00 Coach Gift Certificate
|QFN Rework and StencilQuik(TM)|
The key to successful QFN rework is the proper "bumping" of the land areas on the QFN using the correct pattern. BEST has experience in designing these proper stencil patterns for a variety of different QFN IO counts, sizes and configurations, even when large ground planes exist on the device. StencilQuik(TM) stencils allow you to successfully and simply "bump" solder deposits on the part.
|Cannot Believe this Electrical Problem|
A customer called an electrical contractor friend of mine with an electrical problem. This customer had gone so far as to try to troubleshoot the source of the problem by taking panel cover of the electrical panel. The customer's problem was that their sump pump wasn't working as evidenced by the fact that their basement had several centimeters of water in it. The panel was in the basement and this customer was playing around with his circuit breakers while standing in 10cm of water!
|TABLE OF CONTENTS|
|BEST Capabilities Video|
|IPC Events Calendar|
|ASK THE EXPERT|
BEST's "Ask the Expert" column is designed to give one-one dialogue between a questioner and our master instructor Kris Roberson. Specification, processing and inspection questions are answered here.
|PRODUCTS & SERVICES|
CoolCap™protects adjacent IC components from secondary solder joint reflow due to stray heat from and during the PCB rework or repair process.
BEST INDUSTRY FORUMS
This Industry forum is a discussion area where opinions are given on equipment and processes, help is given on process problems and resources for problem-solving and troubleshooting is shared.