SMTA International Conference Proceedings

BTC: Bottom Termination Component or Biggest Technical Challenge?

Authors: Greg Caswell and Cheryl Tulkoff, ASQ CRE
Company: DfR Solutions
Date Published: 9/28/2014   Conference: SMTA International

Abstract: Bottom termination components (BTCs) seem to be everywhere these days. Despite the fact that these package types have been around since the mid ‘90s and have penetrated into almost every product market, companies still struggle to achieve the high yields the packages promise. This paper highlights the biggest mistakes and best practices to help conquer the BTC DEMInS: Design, Environment, Manufacturing, Inspection, and Stress.

Key Words: 

BTC, bottom termination component, QFN, LGA, DFN, SON

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