SMTA International Conference Proceedings


Authors: Brian O’Neill and David Suraski
Company: AIM Specialty Materials
Date Published: 9/22/2002   Conference: SMTA International

Abstract: As the worlds of electronics & photonics continue to merge, electronics manufacturers involved in traditional SMT assembly will be called upon to integrate optoelectronic component assembly into their SMT operations. While there are many challenges posed by the assembly of such complex hybrid packages, some of the most challenging revolve around how to assemble a diverse array of ceramic, glass and metal components within a package. Selecting the most appropriate solder for a particular application can help to manage some of these materials issues.

Key words: photonics, assembly, solders, indium, gold/tin, solder joint design, Au films, CTE mismatches, fiber to ferrule soldering, fluxless soldering.

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