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The Institute of Circuit Technology (ICT) Evening Seminar, which will be held December 5, 2018 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, UK, will feature Emma Hudson of UL, Andy Cobley of Coventry University, and Jean-Paul Birraux of First EIE (Geneva) as presenters.
Hudson will present on the topic of solder limits for recognized PCBs and materials. Cobley, meanwhile, will present on a new project, Selective Metallization of Dielectric Substrates Using a Magnetic Field.
Birraux, on the other hand, will give a presentation titled “Developments in Photo-plotters, UV Direct Imaging and Automatic Visual Inspection (AVI) Systems”.
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Gene Weiner, Weiner International Inc.
IPC is planning to hold a special meeting on automotive electronics for senior executives during IPC APEX EXPO 2019. The meeting will be planned and produced by the IPC Ambassador Council. Its presentations will feature senior members of the entire automotive electronics supply chain.
Joel Schrauben, Cameron Tribe, Christopher Ryder and Jan Kleinert, ELECTRO SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIES
This paper details a new methodology for the plating of conductive features onto glass dielectrics. A laser is used to ablate material from a glass substrate in the desired pattern, and copper is “seeded” into these features using laser-induced forward transfer of a copper foil.
Doug Sober, Essex Technologies Group, with Stephen Tisdale, Tisdale Environmental Consulting LLC
There, I said it. Technical Committee 111 of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is preparing to effectively ban PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) materials from electronics. As history goes, the electronics industry has focused on only two of the four halogens (bromine and chlorine) to be limited in order to be called “halogen-free” or more accurately “low-halogen.” But now, fluorine is being dragged down too, just because of its location in the periodic table.