The new group has scheduled a workshop to bring together OEMs and the BGA supply base on Wednesday, January 24 in or near San Jose. Watch the iNEMI website for further details on the meeting time and place.
The iNEMI task group will focus its efforts on ways to work with the BGA component suppliers (which will include integrated circuit as well as packing firms) to support SnPb-compatible BGAs, assist with questions of long-term reliability, and develop other solutions to address concerns.
The group plants to:
Develop a list of critical BGA component families
Estimate total available market (TAM) for these devices in SnPb assembly versions
Develop a general business case based on TAM
Work with the supply base to come up with alternatives that meet this critical market need
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.