Probe heads advance wafer testing
Smiths Interconnect has expanded its Volta product line to incorporate Volta180 probe heads, to support the Wafer Level Packages and Known Good Dies test businesses.
Improve productivity by updating the adhesives process
Now that now things are tentatively back up and running, businesses are looking for ways to use their people and their equipment to be as competitive as possible in challenging markets. Here Kevin Cook, Technical Manager at adhesives specialist Intertronics, has shared insight on how manufacturers can improve productivity by updating their adhesives process.
Advantest, STMicro collaborate on automated test cell
Advantest and STMicroelectronics have jointly developed an advanced, fully-automated final-test cell system that improves overall equipment efficiency and quality in semiconductor test and packaging operations.
Robot high-speed precision coating raises productivity
Using a robot to dispense high-speed precision coating materials can significantly raise productivity, and is further enhanced by linking servo and dispenser control to ensure optimum speed and stable coating thickness.
Creating high performance materials from sustainable feedstock
Royal DSM has announced that it will start a strategic partnership with Neste, to enable the production of high performance polymers. This enables DSM and its customers to reduce the carbon footprint of their own products whilst supporting the industry to transition to a circular economy.
Printed electronics sees sales decline due to COVID-19
The organic and printed electronics industry is also severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest business climate survey by the OE-A. While the figures at the beginning of the year were still very positive with a forecast sales increase of eight percent, the survey participants now expect a sales loss of 20% this year. Main reasons: Cancellations of orders and a significantly reduced order intake due to the Corona pandemic...
Addressing product repairability at the design stage
Electronics manufacturers and the consumers that buy their devices are both increasingly focused on extending product lifespan. In March 2020, the European Commission announced plans to extend the eco-design directive, billed as the ‘right to repair’, to phones and tablets in a bid to increase the repairability of electrical devices. Simon Vogt, CCO, P2i explains.
Farnell adds "game-changing" soldering tools
Farnell is expanding its range of products with the GT family of soldering systems from Metcal.
Vishay shifts to new software for passives business
Vishay Intertechnology has selected Critical Manufacturing’s Manufacturing Execution System (MES) as its new software standard for its passives business unit.
Test solutions on parade at Flash Memory Summit
The latest storage and memory test solutions will be displayed by Advantest at the virtual Flash Memory Summit, North America’s largest solid-state storage conference (November 10-12).