Technical Articles

MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions has published these technical articles:

(Industrial Hardware)
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Driven by rapid changes and markets, the electronics industry has seen massive growth over the past few decades. The short product life cycle has pushed PCB fabrication technology to its limits....
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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At Electrolube, a question that we are often asked is: "Which is better to protect my PCB in a harsh environment, a conformal coating or a resin?" Phil Kinner discusses the Pro's and Cons of each...
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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The rollout of 5G technology is leading electronics circuity and IC substrate manufacturers to require higher densities in their designs. Due to the nature of 5G applications, high reliability and...
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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This present paper deals with the ever-more stringent requirements of to-date Interconnect Technologies (ICT) from die through final assembly in particular as far as digital and analog high...
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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A detailed study on improving the mechanical properties of solder as well a controlled growth of interfacial IMCs and alloy microstructure....
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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The paper describes these results and discusses the effect of die-attach material properties and chip structure on LED functional outputs. The results clearly indicate that while optical...
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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The reliability requirements for packaged, single die IGBTs and IGBT die + Diode die in a single package are becoming more severe, particularly in demanding applications. Fully sintered packages were...
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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The size and location of macro-voids are not the primary factor affecting solder joint mechanical and thermal fatigue life. When void areas conform to IPC Standards, macro voids do not have any...
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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Compared to SAC305, the high and ultra-high reliability alloys presented in this paper show superior mechanical properties. The effect of temperature and strain rate on the mechanical behavior of...
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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Maintaining the correct die temperature of the LED can not only extend the life but also lead to more light being produced and therefore, fewer LEDs may be required to achieve the desired effect....
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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Here we discuss innovative additive packages for direct-current copper electroplating specifically for IC substrates with capabilities such as embedded trench fill and simultaneous through hole...
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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Phil Kinner, Head of the Conformal Coatings Division at Electrolube, explains how modern, carefully formulated conformal coatings are helping automotive electronics manufacturers to deliver...
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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Phil Kinner, Electrolube's Global Technical Director for Conformal Coatings, casts a spotlight on Electrolube's new series of UV Cure conformal coatings, examining the benefits these rapid cure...
(Industrial Cleaning and Surface Preparation)
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The automotive industry is in a period of constant change and evolution. Manufacturers need to ensure high quality, reliable and protected connections and contact lubricants will assist in meeting...
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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PV module manufacturers increasingly require higher throughput production lines with higher degrees of automation and flexibility. Establishing an electrical connection between solar cells in a module...