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Key Design Variables that Impact Electrochemical Reliability of Electronic Devices

Presenter: Dr. Mike Bixenman and Ram Wissel
Company: KYZEN Corporation
Date Published: 3/29/2019

Description: Highly dense Printed Circuit Assemblies build in more functionality using leadless and bottom terminated components. As these components reduce in size, the distance between conductors narrows. Reliability of these devices requires a high level of cleanliness, especially residues that are ionic in nature. The cleanliness question has been a topic area of concern over the past five years. To address this growing concern IPC – J-STD-001G, Amendment requires objective evidence to establish acceptable and unacceptable levels of residues on production hardware.

This webinar will teach important design variables that impact electrochemical reliability of Electronic Devices.

The significant elements of influencing residues levels include:

  • Flux or flux-bearing materials
  • Cleaning agents
  • Changes in manufacturing suppliers
  • Changes in solder mask
  • Changes in printed board fabrication processes or surface metallization
  • Geographic change in manufacturing location

    The webinar will identify and teach methods for screening materials and processes. From these methods, the attendees will gain a better understanding toward identifying and analyzing risks associated with contamination. They will learn about advanced control measures to eliminate these risks and their effects. The webinar will teach new methods for monitoring the effectiveness of these controls.

    About the Presenter

    Dr. Michael Bixenman, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and cofounder of KYZEN, has over 30 years of experience in the design of electronic assembly cleaning materials and process integration. Sharing his research, knowledge and experience is Mike’s passion as he is the author and co-author of over 100 technical papers and presentations presented all over the world. He believes in the power of collaboration, by working with others to solve problems quickly. An active member of several industry associations, he has chaired and led many committees, symposiums, and task groups that are committed to understanding the cleaning and reliability challenges of today’s ever-changing electronics industry. Dr. Bixenman holds four earned degrees, including a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA).

  • Key Words: 

    cleaning, reliability, design

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