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Elsyca Offers Free White Paper On How Plating Simulation Raises Yield and ProfitabilityMay 26, 2020 | Elsyca
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Problems with non-uniformity in PCB copper pattern plating are typically described as "the FAB problem". But imagine how much time and money one could save when each player in the process (Design -> CAM -> Production) would be able to identify potential problems at an early stage.
What if the PCB pre-production engineer could upfront identify problem areas for the pattern plating and apply auto-intelligent copper balancing, as part of the CAM process to provide a right-first-time panel layout for production? And what if the process engineer has a software that accurately predicted the impact of plating parameters on the layer thickness distribution to increase first pass yields on new PCB parts?
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After working for a capital equipment supplier for almost 50 years, I’ve found that the most important part of getting to know your vendor is good communication among all parties. While contact between fabricators of a constantly changing product line and the designers of those products may occur daily or weekly, conversations between you and your equipment supplier may be years apart. That lengthy gap often means that previous contacts may have been promoted, retired, or moved on to other opportunities. You may have also migrated to a new supplier with whom you have little or no history. In either case, you will be interacting with someone you are unfamiliar with (as they are with you). Therefore, it is essential for both sides to communicate clearly so expectations will align.
The opening session of the second day’s conference proceedings focused on global PCB trends and was introduced and moderated by Dr. Michele Stampanoni, vice president of strategic sales and business development at Cicor Group in Switzerland. He opened the session with Dr. Hayao Nakahara’s knowledgeable and enlightening video presentation on the IC substrates industry.
The 2024 Winter Conference of the EIPC took place January 30 and 31 at the IHK Academie in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. The keynote session will be reported separately. Here is my review of the first day’s conference proceedings.
Electrodeposition comes down to fundamentals. In the early days of plating, many users considered the nuances of metallization as black magic. Those days are long gone. Having a thorough understanding of the critical parameters that influence electrodeposition will determine success.
High Density Packaging User Group (HDP) is pleased to announce that Shikoku Chemicals Corporation (Shikoku) has become a member.