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Samsung Electronics Expands Cogiscan MSD Control System in China

Strategic investment in control system across Suzhou factory
08/10/2005

Read more about Cogiscan on their detail page in the Member Directory Samsung Electronics Computer Co. is announcing a strategic investment to expand their existing Cogiscan Moisture Sensitive Device (MSD) Control System across their factory in Suzhou, China. The system provides Samsung with the following benefits:

  • Improve customer satisfaction by preventing costly field failures.
  • Minimize number and duration of bake cycles.
  • Automate complex procedures, eliminating dependence on operator skills and training level.
  • Ensure compliance with J-STD-033A rules/tables and facilitate IPC/JEDEC updates.


  • According to Mr. Lee Buyung Bum, engineering manager at Samsung Electronics in Suzhou, "Our most important customers are pleased that we fully comply with all the guidelines of the industry standard J-STD-033A. Our traditional methods and systems for controlling moisture sensitive components were simply not able to keep up with this challenging control task."

    "Some of the most sensitive components must go through the complete assembly process, including top and bottom-side assembly and reflow within 24 hours of opening their protective dry bag. In addition the upcoming transition to lead-free products will further reduce the process window associated with MSDs."
    Jim Weik, Cogiscan Asia regional manager, comments, "We are very pleased to have this successful installation in China. Leading companies like Samsung recognize the seal of quality associated with Cogiscan. Moisture sensitivity is an issue that can create latent components defects."

    "The automated MSD control system from Cogiscan insures that the latest standard will be properly implemented. By providing real-time visibility of all components on the factory floor, it enables production personnel to be proactive and reduces bake cycles. This translates to lower manufacturing costs through a reduction in inventory and improvements in material flow and on-time deliveries."

    Go to Cogiscan's detail page in the Member Directory for more about their products and services.

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