Artesyn, Enthone Win Best Paper Award at SMTA China South Conference


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SMTA China recently awarded Artesyn Embedded Technologies and Enthone the “Best Paper of Technology Conference Two,” at the SMTA China South Conference. The paper, “Going Live with an Organic Metal® PCB Final Finish – PCB Assembly Implementation,” examined how a new, organic metal-based process was determined to be superior to all other PCB final finishes evaluated.

Specifically, the paper detailed a two-year, joint project between Artesyn’s Advanced Manufacturing Engineering group and the Enthone OEM and global development and applications teams. The project included intensive evaluation comparing existing PCB final finishes currently available on the market today with more recent and an emerging platform of finishes, including the ENTEK® OM organic-metal-based process which was selected by Artesyn for final verification testing.

Mr. Tory Chen, Artesyn’s Supervisor of Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Embedded Computing & Power, CDE and Ms. Sunny Mu, OEM Marketing Manager, Enthone Asia presented the paper that was also co-authored by Mr. WM Cheng, Sr. Technical Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering of Artesyn and Mr. Ken Chow, OEM & Business Development Director, Enthone Asia.  Mr. Chow said, “We are grateful to Artesyn for allowing us to closely collaborate with them. As witnessed by our joint project, selection of the right lead-free PCB final finish is critical to PCBA reliability.”

ENTEK OM is a distinctive, new class of PCB final finish that unites the high reliability and cost-effectiveness of an organic solderability preservative with the desired attributes of a metallic finish. Specifically, the process delivers solderability that exceeds traditional organic solderability preservatives and is comparable to metallic finishes. ENTEK OM exhibits low contact resistance that substantially reduces false failures at assembly. Further information may be obtained by contacting entek@enthone.com or visit organic-metal.org.

About Artesyn Embedded Technologies

Artesyn Embedded Technologies is a global leader in the design and manufacture of highly reliable power conversion and embedded computing solutions for a wide range of industries including communications, computing, medical, military, aerospace and industrial. For more than 40 years, customers have trusted Artesyn to help them accelerate time-to-market and reduce risk with cost-effective advanced network computing and power conversion solutions. Artesyn has over 20,000 employees worldwide across ten engineering centers of excellence, four world-class manufacturing facilities, and global sales and support offices. For more information, please visit artesyn.com

About Enthone

Enthone Inc., an Alent plc company, is an advanced technology company that provides high performance specialty chemicals and coatings that are specified and trusted by the world’s leading OEMs. A Six Sigma company, Enthone creates customer value for the electronics and automotive industries by delivering enabling technology solutions that meet ever-changing market dynamics and comply with current and emerging environmental regulations. Technical applications expertise, fast cycle R&D, and advanced manufacturing fuel a robust product portfolio that includes market-leading printed circuit board final finishes, wafer level packaging systems, connector / leadframe chemistries, molded interconnect device plating systems, and the industry’s leading semiconductor damascene copper processes. Enthone products are also used for a wide range of market applications within the building hardware, energy, and surface finishing industries. For more information, please visit enthone.com

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