Universal Showcases APL Expertise at SMTAi 2013

Enables sustainable process improvements to maximize yields and optimize product reliability

October 7, 2013 – Universal Instruments will be exhibiting on Booth #208 at the SMTA International 2013 exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas on October 15 – 16. The company will feature the services of its Advanced Process Lab (APL) – the industry’s foremost knowledge resource – and will have APL and product experts on-hand to discuss attendees’ unique assembly challenges.

Universal Instruments is the premier electronics assembly solutions provider, combining the broadest range of technologies with the strategic advantage of the APL. The APL team offers a wide range of capabilities, from prototyping to process development, root cause failure analysis, and reliability test and prediction. Universal’s technology portfolio consists of a unique breadth of synergetic products across the assembly market, including Surface Mount, Insertion Mount, Advanced Packaging, Automation, and Component and Die Handling, to ensure the optimal solution for any production demands.

“We always look forward to SMTAi and collaborating in a knowledge-sharing environment,” said David Vicari, APL Director. “The technical focus at this event is unparalleled, as it features a four-day conference with a series of presentations on research topics ranging from design and materials to full-process and environmental concerns. This is the ideal setting for us to highlight the value of the APL as a competitive differentiator that can optimize all phases of the product lifecycle, from prototyping to volume production,” he added.

The APL will present a total of six papers at the SMTAi technical conference. Topics include Low-Ag Alloy Microstructural Analysis(Session MFX5), Solder Pad Cratering (Session AAT3), and a full session (LF3) in the Lead-Free Symposium on Thursday with four individual papers dedicated to Miniaturization Effects on Lead-Free Process, Reliability, and Reworkability.

To schedule an appointment at SMTAi, Texas, or to find out how Universal’s Advanced Process Laboratory can help your organization, contact APL Director David Vicari at 607-779-5151 or vicari@uic.com.