VIA RELIABILITY – A HOLISTIC PROCESS APPROACHAuthors: David L. Wolf, Timothy A. Estes, and Ronald J. Rhodes
Company: Conductor Analysis Technologies (CAT), Inc.
Date Published: 5/3/2007 Conference: Medical Electronics Symposium
The IPC PCQR2 Database provides a holistic approach to understanding the capability of the materials, equipment, and processes used in the manufacture of printed circuit boards. Furthermore, the quality and reliability of printed circuit boards fabricated under these conditions is established. This presentation will summarize recent findings of the impact of lead-free assembly on via reliability and provide case studies documenting the need for controlled, capable and uniform printed circuit manufacturing processes.
Key words: Via interconnects, via reliability, lead-free, IPC PCQR2 Database, process capability.
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