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August 26, 2021
Jumper Wire Nightmare
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Simple mistakes are magnified on complex, expensive assemblies. A routing miscommunication resulted in a significant problem for a customer. The circuit traces for connectors on the left side were supposed to route to the connectors on the right side. Unfortunately, the opposite was true. If the circuit board connectors were not rewired and the mating daughter board was plugged in sparks would fly! Due to time ...
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Hand Sanitizer Contamination
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Due to the COVID-19, the plant is wanting to use a sanitizer which is a quaternary ammonium sanitizer. It is going to be placed on tables with sprays and other surfaces around the plant. Can any of the possible particles that fly to the air affect the Printed Circuit Boards ...
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Circuit Technology Center
Circuit Technology Center
Circuit Technology Center Announces Facility Expansion
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Circuit Technology Center announces that it has expanded its Haverhill, Massachusetts facility by over 10,000 square feet.

This facility expansion will allow more manufacturing floor space to accommodate additional equipment and personnel supporting circuit board repair/rework, BGA re-balling, component tinning services ...

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Backplane X-ray Analysis
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This is one of those things that drive people in this business mad. A very expensive and difficult board was manufactured successfully. All the electronic and environmental testing was completed and the board went into service. Months later the board began to perform erratically in the field. Of course, the failure was "high visibility" and everyone was under the gun to ...
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Circuit Technology Center
Circuit Technology Center
Implications of the 2021 Microchip Shortage
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From the perspective of 2021, the underlying vulnerabilities of global supply chains are obvious. And there is no better or more far-reaching example of that than the semiconductor industry, where barriers to entry are notoriously high, technological competition is cut-throat, lead times are ...
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