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Flying-probe testing progresses into high-volume, high-throughput HDI sector with the introduction of a fully-automated dual-shuttle machine specifically built to fulfill a particular industry requirement. Klaus Koziol, atg Luther & Maelzer, explains the rationale behind the development of the newly-introduced A8A from atg and discusses how the latest innovations in high-accuracy automatic testing deliver high throughput whilst retaining the flexibility of flying-probe techniques.
Manuel Herrera, Ohmega Technologies, Inc.
There has been a growing adoption of NiP thin film resistors as heater elements from a diverse group of users including those in the aerospace, defense, high-end computing and the volume consumer electronics market. A novel application has now grown from the validation and reliability testing perspective. Using embedded resistors as heaters to do high-temperature or burn-in testing eliminates the need for thermal chambers.
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
HDPUG is a non-profit trade organization comprised of members from top companies in the electronics industry, from materials suppliers and manufacturers, to OEMs and end users. Key activities include collaborating on issues facing multiple industries and bringing people together on projects who might not have met otherwise. Barry Matties met HDPUG’s European representative and project facilitator Alun Morgan at the recent EIPC Summer Conference to learn more about the group and current projects.
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MicroCraft introduces two new product lines. Regional Sales Manager Jesse Ziomek describes a flying-probe tester capable of hitting 0.4 mil pads at 2 mil pitch without sacrifice of testing speed, and a digital ink-jet printer able to print both solder resist and legend in the same cycle.