A dielectric adhesive formulated with a high thermal conductivity filler and collapsible spacers that deliver uniform bond lines, QMI 9503 is said to be developed for stacked packages and can attach integrated circuits and components to advanced substrates used in PBGAs, CSPs and array packages based on flexible tape and organic laminates. The adhesive reportedly is effective for high-speed ASIC and power devices in which heat dissipation is critical to package performance. Hydrophobic and stable at high temperatures, the material is non-abrasive on polyimide passivation. Additionally, it is said to produce void-free bond lines with interfacial adhesion strength to various organic and metal surfaces including solder mask, BT, FR, polyimide and Au. With a thermal conductivity of 0.8 W/mK, the product's collapsible spacers control bond line thickness to 1.2 mil. Henkel Loctite, Düsseldorf, Germany. For free data, circle 159 or visit www.onlinecenter.to/ap.
Automatic Laser Dicer
DFL6360 is a fully automatic laser dicer that can process up to 300 mm work pieces. The laser dicer reportedly uses a newly developed laser engine and also is based on the same stable hardware and software operation platform as the DFD6360 300 mm dicing saw. The dicer is said to be able to remove low-dielectric constant material (low-k), which are being used in high-speed devices. Disco Corp., Ota-ku, Tokyo. For free data, circle 150 or visit www.onlinecenter.to/ap.
Big-board Reflow Ovens
XLA oven series is said to be designed for large PCB applications that allows customers to reflow up to a 44″ wide PCB. The wider heated cavity reportedly allows the user to run a dual lane rail guide with the capability of reflowing a 20″ board in each of the two lanes. The oven also offers the M.O.L.E. profiling software as a standard for precise process and profiling control. Additionally, the oven uses large mass heating elements in the heating module to help in controlling the convection heating, especially on the far edges of the large PCB. Applied Thermal Solutions, Shrewsbury, Mass. For free data, circle 151 or visit www.onlinecenter.to/ap.
EasyPro is a user interface for its circuit board inspection systems that reportedly simplifies programming and control. The interface is said to be present in just a few clear displays, which include inspection, programming and service modes. A further new feature “guides” users in the interactive mode, assisting them with interactive wizards at all points where help might be required. The necessary entries also are subdivided into clear, separate interactive boxes, reduced to a minimum and requested in the right order. Viscom USA, Norcross, Ga. For free data, circle 152 or visit www.onlinecenter.to/ap.
Pinch Tube Dispensing Valve
PT100 pinch tube dispensing valve is for use with any single- or dual-component material. Applications include use with filled or otherwise difficult-to-process materials ranging from 1 centipoise to paste consistency. Adjustable flow control reportedly permits dispensing rate variation to offer total control over the application process. The valve also is compatible with all Luer-Lok needle tips and can be used in automated or handheld processes. PVA, Halfmoon, N.Y. For free data, circle 153 or visit www.onlinecenter.to/ap.
Microelectronics Packaging Solution
This company is said to offer a complete high-performance microelectronics packaging solution. Designing and manufacturing ceramic and glasswall packages for devices from DC through 50+ GHz, the company also performs complete assembly to microwave quality, marks the product, trims and forms leads as required, and tests devices before shipment. Additionally, the service customizes both the ..package and assembly to optimize the electrical, thermal and mechanical environment for the device. Applications include RF, microwave, mixed signal and high-speed digital packaging such as networking, wireless infrastructure, VSAT terminals, fiber optic communications, military and aerospace markets. StratEdge, San Diego, Calif. For free data, circle 158 or visit www.onlinecenter.to/ap.
Quadrus EZ is a smart camera that makes it easier for manufacturers to use 2-D symbols to track components and PCBs through the manufacturing process. By combining the functionality of a vision system with the ease and price point of a laser barcode scanner, the camera reportedly provides a true out-of-the-box solution for decoding symbols on the electronics manufacturing line. Using patented, leading-edge technology, the field of view locator allows the user to align the readers to the symbol in a matter of seconds without the use of video monitors or even a PC. Microscan, Renton, Wash. For free data, circle 155 or visit www.onlinecenter.to/ap.
A semiautomatic stencil/screen printing system, SemiTouch ST2020 is said to be engineered to achieve the highest levels of precision and consistency in paste deposition. With a print area of 16 x 20″, the printer reportedly offers double squeegee assembly and multiple print modes. Other standard features include servo programmable squeegee speed and positions, interchangeable squeegee heads, run time diagnostics, programmable snap-off delay, last board recall, and more. Additionally, the printer has a registration repeatability of ±0.005″ and a stencil separation gap range of 0.5″, as well as a screen frame from 8 x 10″ to 29 x 29″ and a squeegee pressure of 1 to 65 psi. Milara Inc., Medfield, Mass. For free data, circle 156 or visit www.onlinecenter.to/ap.
A low-loss microvia material reportedly affording a cost/performance solution for high-frequency microvia modules and PCBs, MICROLAM 630 consists of standard BT resin in a continuous toughening matrix. .. .The material is said to provide good thickness uniformity for controlled impedance designs, CAF reliability, buried via filling capabilities and surface planarization for high-density applications. Its dielectric constant (2.6) and loss tangent (0.004) are stable throughout a broad range of frequencies and temperatures. Additionally, the dielectric constant reportedly allows thinner dielectric layers, offering improved microvia aspect ratios and laser drilling throughout, three times faster than glass prepregs. W.L. Gore and Associates Inc., Elkton, Md. For free data, circle 157 or visit www.onlinecenter.to/ap.
This company is expanding its equipment platform with the introduction of its Siplace CS and Siplace CF placement machines designed for medium-volume production with high demands on flexibility and quick product changeovers. Both the C-Series machines are said to be an extension of the company's concept that has set the industry standard for technology leadership. The series reportedly consists of the flexible high-speed Siplace CS placement machine, achieving placement rates of 20,000 cph at an accuracy of 68 µm. The modular placement platform allows both models in the series to be equipped with the same feeders, changeover tables and other identical accessories. Siemens Dematic Electronics Assembly Systems Inc., Norcross, Ga., www.eae.siemens.com. For free data, circle 162 or visit www.onlinecenter.to/ap.
Vibration Isolation Line
A family of vibration isolation products, which includes a full line of standard workstations for personal, midrange and heavy load configurations, is available. The personal workstations feature a compact size and can .. .accommodate loads to 440 lbs. The midrange designs provide morespacious work surfaces and control loads to 1,300 lbs while the heavy load configurations accommodate loads to 2,800 lbs. For use in cleanrooms, the 9600 Series Stainless Steel model is said to meet the Class 1 cleanroom standard. Kinetic Systems Inc., Boston, Mass. For free data, circle 160 or visit www.onlinecenter.to/ap.