Circuit Board Rework and Repair Services
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December 20, 2022

Are Your BGA Rework Operators Experts?


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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? Many factors come into play, including experience, manual dexterity, and sometimes just plain talent. Having your most skilled operators handle your most demanding BGA rework is critical. Certainly, there is delicacy involved in making such assignments to ensure that all operators understand ...
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Problems With Large Voids


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Recently we had large voids on a 30mm x 30mm QFN Module. The voids were 50%-75%. Every single board failed. What can I do to prevent huge voiding in the future on larger modules that are similar ...
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays


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We hope your holiday season is full of peace, joy, and happiness.

Merry Christmas and Happy New year with lots of love from your friends at Circuit Technology Center.

Challenging Gold Contact Repair


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Recently a customer was in a tough bind regarding defective plating. They manufactured a massive backplane over four feet long and two feet wide. The board is nearly one-half inch thick and plated throughout with gold. These boards are extremely expensive, and manufacturing them is a nerve-racking experience. Scrapping the boards due to minor problems is ...
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Solar Powered Robots with Electronic Brains

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As reported in Science Robotics, researchers have installed electronic "brains" on solar-powered robots that are smaller than an ant's head.
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Cartoon
"I think that new guy might be a corporate spy. He likes his coffee shaken, not stirred!"
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia
Elvis isn't going to have a white Christmas he's going to have a?
See the answer below.
Quote of the Week
"If you can't feed a team with two pizzas, it's too large."
Jeff Bezos, Amazon