Posted on: March 18, 2013
There has been a rapid increase in the use of selective soldering equipment for PCB assembly driven by the need to reduce equipment costs, reduce equipment footprints and lower solder inventory cost. The reduction in the use of through hole devices has also hastened the move to increased selective soldering. However, there are some technical challenges that must be met when considering selective soldering, such as tighter component spacing, more complex board designs and the increased need to control flux spread.
Posted on: March 11, 2013
by Julien Joguet
How do you increase the performance of your products? What are the key technologies needed to achieve your design objectives? One thing is for sure. Change is constant in the electronics industry, and it is rapid! Customers demand new products that offer more: more reliability, more efficiency, more operating life, and more power to mention a few of those demands.
Posted on: February 07, 2013
Alpha Halogen-Free Product Technologies for SMT Processes
Alpha has worked diligently to offer its customers a full range of halogen-free product technologies for SMT processes that comply with RoHS standards and with the IEC and JPCA halogen content specifications, thereby enabling the manufacture of halogen-free assemblies
Posted on: December 18, 2012
by Paul Cote
The Conflict-Free Tin Initiative
(CFTI) was launched on Sept. 18, 2012, by the Dutch Government within the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which includes several electronics industry companies, including Alpha, and welcomes participation by other companies, mines, smelters, component manufacturers, and product manufacturers (end-users). The success of this Initiative
will be determined by the degree of industry participation in the closed-pipe supply system it has proposed.