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Speedline Helps Electronic Manufacturers Optimize New Processes

Advanced Development Group’s offerings detailed on new web site
04/28/2005

Read more about Speedline Technologies on their detail page in the Member Directory Speedline Technologies’ Advanced Development Group assists manufacturers in the PCB assembly and semiconductor industries investigate, develop, and optimize emerging technologies that they’re considering for future implementation.

Backed by a cutting-edge laboratory staffed with experienced process engineers and equipment, the Group’s offerings include defect inspection capabilities, lead-free overview and resources, and lab services, such as the process lab and metrology expertise. A newly launched section of Speedline’s Web site provides an overview of the Advanced Development Group (ADG) and details its services.

The ADG’s mission is to support its customers’ process development requirements. Projects have included assisting Kionix, Inc. evaluate the best vision system for a particular application, consulting with Dow Corning Corporation on a variety of printing process issues, helping C.R. International improve their process controls, and speeding the development and time to market of a new device capping process for Analog Devices Inc.
"A major focus now underway is the ADG’s investigation into the basic physics associated with solder paste flows into and out of stencil apertures," said Dr. Gerald Pham-Van-Diep, director of advanced development. "We’ve developed a unique real-time visualization platform capable of capturing the release of solder pastes from stencil at the time of the stencil/PCB separation. We’re also studying flow visualizations of solder pastes into stencil apertures," he said.

"The knowledge expertise we are gaining has special, timely relevance for manufacturers leading the industry’s move to lead-free processes," Dr. Pham-Van-Diep continued. "The ADG is a key component to Speedline's success as a process leader in the industry."

Read more about Speedline Technologies on their detail page in the Member Directory.

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