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Thin Film NiP Embedded Resistors in Heater Applications

June 27, 2017 | Manuel Herrera, Ohmega Technologies, Inc.

There has been a growing adoption of NiP thin film resistors as heater elements from a diverse group of users including those in the aerospace, defense, high-end computing and the volume consumer electronics market. A novel application has now grown from the validation and reliability testing perspective. Using embedded resistors as heaters to do high-temperature or burn-in testing eliminates the need for thermal chambers.

Hofmann Leiterplatten GmbH has developed a wide range of products in the last 25 years. New manufacturing know-how has been developed in fabricating organic PCB with embedded devices. A special name, AML (active multilayer), was created to differentiate the surface mount devices (SMD) and the device embedded technology (DET) PCBs. Manufacturing processes that are not typical for standard PCB fabrication shops has been developed.



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Through-hole etchback is a requirement that is sometimes specified on medical, military and aerospace procurement documents for multilayer flexible circuits and combination multilayer flex/rigid board circuits. It specifically relates...

Punching Out! Bridging the Valuation Gap Between Buyer and Seller

June 13, 2017 | Tom Kastner, GP Ventures, Ltd.

PCB acquisitions in the U.S. are down so far in the first five months of 2017, with only two announced deals (HT Global Circuits’ acquisition of Pho-Tronics in April; American Standard Circuits’ acquisition of Camtech in...

Long-Term Storage of Electronic Components and Compositions

June 1, 2017 | Richard Heimsch, Superdry-Totech

Product lifecycles have become very short, with new models being released sooner than ever before. Many manufacturers in industries including automotive, avionics and military must guarantee the availability of replacement parts for...

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