The Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) and the semiconductor industry’s standards organization, JEDEC, are sponsoring a conference entitled, Lead Free – Strategies for Implementation on December 8—10 at the Fairmont hotel in Dallas, Texas. The event features a full-day technical conference with a roster of speakers on a range of lead-free topics. Two full days of half-day workshops on the subject will be offered as well. Registrations by November 5 will receive a 10 percent discount.
Topics include the lead-free soldering process, understanding failure and root-cause analysis, and data management for eco compliance.
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.