LA/OC SMTA is Proud to Present an Educational
and Networking Event...
2017 Corporate Member Appreciation Breakfast
2D, 2.5D, and 3D X-Ray Inspection -
What's a "D"?
Dr. Bill Cardoso
Creative Electron, Inc.
The use of x-ray inspection in the
electronics industry has gained wide adoption in the past 20 years, driven
mainly by the development and use of bottom terminated components (BTC).
The use of ball grid arrays (BGA), for example, allowed the development
of standards and guidelines that dictate the maximum void size in each
ball. In consequence, x-ray machine manufacturers developed solutions
that address these requirements to became an integral part of the quality
assurance function of modern electronic manufacturers.
However, as new x-ray technologies are introduced - from new algorithms
to new hardware - users are faced with a growing range of options to choose
from. Users need a solid technical background to understand these options
to make an educated decision when acquiring x-ray inspection capabilities.
Unfortunately, x-ray companies are not always clear about the pros and
cons of each option. As a result, users end up buying too much or too
little capabilities. In either situation, the user is left without the
right x-ray inspection solution.
The goal of this presentation is to give the audience the tools needed
to avoid making mistakes when acquiring x-ray inspection capabilities.
We will set the record straight and clearly define critical concepts in
x-ray inspection. The different x-ray modalities, 2D, 2.5D, and 3D x-ray
inspection will be explained in details at the user level - no math involved.
Most importantly, this presentation will cover when each modality must
be utilized for a successful quality assurance program. A rich set of
images and videos will be used to illustrate the advantages and disadvantages
of each x-ray inspection modality.
Bill started his first company in Brazil
at age 17 and sold it a few years later when invited by the US Department
of Energy to work at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
to do nuclear and high energy physics research. As the Department Head
for Systems Engineering and after a 10-year long career at Fermilab, Bill
moved from Chicago to sunny California to start Creative Electron. True
to the American Dream, Creative Electron quickly grew from Bill's garage
to the largest US manufacturer of x-ray machines for the electronics industry
(no longer in his garage). At Creative Electron Bill leads the team of
engineers who designs and manufactures x-ray systems that are shipped
worldwide. Starting with an associate degree at age 13, Bill has a BS,
MS, and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an MBA
from The University of Chicago. An industry thought leader, Bill has been
recognized as IIT's 2011 Outstanding Young Alumnus Awardee for his contributions
to science and technology. He is also a Senior member of the Institute
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Surface Mount Technology
Association (SMTA), American Physics Society (APS), and the International
Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). Bill is the president of the
SMTA San Diego chapter and member of the technical committee for SMTA
International, SMTA Counterfeit Conference, and SMTA LED Conference, Components
for Military and Space Electronics Conference, SPIE Photonics, and the
IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium. He is the author of over 120 technical
publications, a contributor to 2 books, owner of a few patents, and a
frequent speaker at technical conferences.
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
(3rd Thursday of the Month)
10am, Meet & Greet
11:30am, Chapter Announcements
$0, 1st Corporate Member
$10, Each Addl Corp Member
(Fee + 2.9% + .30 Processing Fee)
$10.60, Addl Corp Member & Members
Catered by Sandor's Gourmet Catering, Inc.
Served with Bacon & Sausage,
Home Fried Potatoes & Salsa on the Side
Assorted Breakfast Breads, Sliced Fruit
Assorted Juices, Reg. Coffee & Decaf
Paradigm Contract Manufacturing LLC
11562 Knott Street, Unit 13-14
Garden Grove, CA, 92841-1823
PH - 714-889-7074
FAX - 714-893-1801