Review from Gus Becerra, Principal Manufacturing Engineer, Marvell
"As fabrication and manufacturing technologies advance, it is necessary to evolve our methods to analyze and review designs. This book utilizes data-driven concepts in all aspects of the fabrication and assembly processes to improve design capabilities.
Review from Christopher St. Mars, Process Engineer, Intervala
"This book offers an accurate look at the aspects and challenges the electronics manufacturing industry faces with regards to SMT Inspection and its surrounding technology. In-depth insight on new and exciting true 3D inspection technology is provided, with a look into the future of leveraging big data management and autonomous manufacturing for a smarter factory."
Review from Dr. Lothar Henneken, Sr. Expert and Six Sigma Blackbelt, Robert Bosch GmbH
"A must-read for everyone who wants to deal responsibly with the subject of humidity robustness and electrochemical reliability of electronics with the now new, valid state of the art for material and process qualification.
Review from Steve Williams
"There is something here for everyone. I highly recommend downloading this book right away!"
Review from Bob Tise, R&D Engineer, EMP Shield
"PCB design is as much art as science. While reading this book will not, itself, make you a professional PCB designer, it will help you make better decisions and trade-offs, saving time and money."
Review from Lambert Schutters, General Manager,
"We need the right tools to create the best design for the intended purpose. This book is a great introduction and guide on how to approach the process holistically."
Review from Kyle Burk, PhD, President and Director of Engineering for KBJ Engineering, LLC
"This textbook is a great addition and supplement to the first edition. It delves deeper into the science of insulated metal substrates and their useful, often overlooked, properties for proper thermal management."
Review from Bert Simonovich, Consultant & Founder, LAMSIM Enterprises Inc.
"From novice board designers to experienced signal integrity engineers, this book has something for everyone involved with PCB stackups. A must-read for anyone having to work with PCB fab shops"
Review from Mark Thompson, Engineering Manager, Out of the Box
"I love this book. Particularly the sections on the effects of the glass weave, the history of laminate, and the difference between Dk and Effective Dk. I highly recommend this book for any designer or engineer looking to better understand laminate!"
Review from Joe O'Neil, Principal, OAA Ventures
"The Printed Circuit Assembler’s Guide to Solder Defects is an outstanding summary of the how’s and why’s of paste theory, defect causation and recommended best practices. This short read contains real world advice from the experts. I highly recommend it for anyone involved in the PCB Assembly process."
Review from Lee Ritchey, Founder and President, Speeding Edge
"Author Brad Griffin offers readers a very good explanation of system-level analysis of complex and high-speed electronic designs. I highly recommend this book for those who are getting started with the design of PCBs and systems that are used in data centers."
Review from Marius Stepanescu, Technical Director, ICCO EMT
"The Printed Circuit Assembler's Guide to... Smart Data explains the role of data acquisition and analytics in Industry 4.0. This book provides a very good description of the main challenges of collecting and handling smart data and analyzing it in the proper way."
Review from Dan Beaulieu, President, DB Management Group
"For those who are, shall we say, 'less technical' than others, it’s refreshing—not to mention face-saving, at times—to be able to understand terms like insulated metal-clad PCBs (IMPCBs), metal-clad PCBs (MCPCBs) and mixed-technology PCBs."
Review from Mike Cummings, Technical Director, TSI
"Well-written and easy to follow, this dedicated book focuses on the importance of cleaning and decontamination of electronic circuits before application. This topic is timely and important, considering the increasing importance of high-reliability electronics, security, and safety in an increasingly connected world.
Review from Happy Holden, Consulting Technical Editor, I-Connect007
"This is essential reading for those who are wondering, "What can smart factories do for me?" The Mentor/Siemens description of how Industry 4.0 can benefit an electronics manufacturer, and how to go about using such a concept, is both detailed and easy to understand. It is one of the best books on the subject!"
Review from Kelly Dack, CIT, CID+ PCB Designer, Instructor & Manufacturing Liaison
"This book explains how information embedded in a PCB design layout database can be leveraged to efficiently and dynamically output more accurate PCB design documentation."
Review from John R. Watson, Legrand North America
"At a time when electronics are not just taking small steps but rather large leaps forward, this is an appropriate book for anyone working with PCB design. With countless and ever-changing steps involved in every design, it presents a clear understanding of the process. This book will be the go-to reference for all of our designers at Legrand North America."
Review from Alex Stepinski, vice president, GreenSource Fabrication
"Happy takes a textbook-style approach using easy-to-follow language. He provides step-by-step points for the DIYer, especially for making your own chemistry controllers, while providing examples from his past experiences.
Review from Douglas Brooks, retired engineer, Ph.D.
"Mark does an outstanding job detailing what needs to be included in the handoff between the board designer and fabricator. Understanding and following his advice will lead to a smooth transition between these two functions. His new book should be required reading for every designer.
Review from Happy Holden, Consulting Technical Editor, I-Connect007
"I found this book to be very educational and informative. I agree with the authors that there are many advantages to using an LMP solder paste when it comes to improving the assembly and field reliability of complex HDI structures. I was particularly interested in their look at advanced density packaging for PoP and SiP, as these are rising packaging trends."
Review from Andy Shaughnessy, Managing Editor, Design007 Magazine
"This book will help the reader gain a comprehensive understanding of the physical realities of insulated metal substrates and their applications in the thermal management of electronic assemblies."
Review from Robert Tarzwell, PCB technologist, inventor, and writer
"A concise ebook written in plain English so anyone can improve their
RF and high-frequency printed circuit design. From Dk through edge
plating, this book covers all areas of manufacturing an RF PCB, and
provides many drawings and charts to clearly show each process."
Review from Gene Garat, President, Moss Bay EDA
"Engineers new to the field as well as career veterans can all benefit from this quick read, well-illustrated with plenty of examples."
Review from Dr. Helmut Schweigart, Technology Development Head, Zestron Europe.
"This micro eBook offers a comfortable approach to the selection, implementation, and testing of protective coating processes. It would be especially helpful for starters to use as a checklist for operational implementation."
Review from Eric Bogatin
"If you care about signal integrity, you are sure to pick up a few nuggets of insight from this new eBook."
Review from Andy Kowaleski
"Martyn's book regarding the 'black art' of signal integrity in printed circuit boards hits the nail right on the head. I found his explanations to be accurate, easy to read and in enough depth to satisfy both beginners and seasoned veterans. All in all, highly recommended. And FREE is a BIG bonus."
Review from Tom Borkes, Founder, The Jefferson Project
"Mr. Fjelstad has dared to think outside the box. The result is a very readable exposition in logic, posing and answering a basic question: Why do interconnect electronics with solder? Socrates would be proud!"
Review from Rick Hartley
"This book offers the greatest benefit to design and procurement people by helping them understand what can realistically be achieved in the final product."
Review from Kelly Dack
"The timing of this book release couldn't be better. Marrakchi takes the reader on a guided tour through the entire DFM process!"
Review from Andy Shaughnessy
"This may be the single best source of info about the AS9100 certification. Easy to digest yet full of details, it’s all here: from start to finish..."