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October 23, 2019
BGA Conductor Path Re-design
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This re-design centered around a 676 ball BGA component. A total of 23 of the balls on the BGA were not connected where they needed to be. The only viable solution involved re-routing. That's a significant re-design under any circumstances. It would have been easier if the pads that required re-routing were on the perimeter of the BGA layout, but such was not the case. The newly routed pads had to extend from the center of the component to outside of the package footprint so ...
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Exposed Copper Risk
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We received PCB's where a modification was completed involving soldering a chip cap to a surface ground layer. The modification exposed copper. This PCB is used in an outside environment. Should we be concerned with corrosion? What should ...
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Robotic BGA Solder Ball Removal
Robotic BGA Solder Ball Removal
Watch a video that shows robotic BGA component deballing. This precision process is highly reliable when preparing BGA components for reballing.
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Six Fast Fixes for Circuit Boards
Six Fast Fixes for Circuit Boards
Use this versatile kit to fix damaged SMT pads, lands, gold edge contacts, conductors, plated holes and base board. It's the total package.
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Need BGA Component Reballing?
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Watch a short video that shows our robotic BGA component reballing capabilities. Our high-reliability BGA Reballing service can quickly rework BGA components that require reballing. Reballing is most often required when the alloy of the BGA component solder balls needs to be changed from lead-free to leaded. Every BGA Reballing project is completed to meet IPC and JEDEC specifications.

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How to Fix Press-in Fastener Damage
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Press-in fasteners are a simple, yet very important element of printed circuit assembly. When inserted properly, and in the correct location, press-in fasteners provide an elegant solution to various chassis, heat sink, stiffener, and other hardware mounting demands. The potential problem with press-in fasteners is in the nature of their mounting ...
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Epoxy Packs Eliminate Measuring
Epoxy Packs Eliminate Measuring
This unique kit contains 10 packages of super strength epoxy, precisely measured out into two-compartment plastic packages.
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Are Your BGA Rework Techs Experts?
Are Your BGA Rework Techs Experts?
Can every operator handle your BGA rework equally well? In real life, in all but just a few situations, the answer is no. Why is this so?
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Flying Cars Surge Forward
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After decades of failed projects, a new class of vehicles is finally emerging that could transform the way people and cargo are moved within and between cities ...
Technology Briefing
Cartoon
"You said I lack critical leadership skills, but I'm being as critical as I can!"
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Trivia
How heavy was the empty Wright Flier, the Wright Brothers original airplane? 305, 505, or 605 pounds.
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Quote of the Week
"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go".
William Feather