New Electronics Assembly Standards IPC J-STD-001F and IPC-A-610F Revisions Cover More Advanced Technologies

Electronics Assembly Standards IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Updated ‘F’ Revisions Cover More Advanced Technologies

 IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has released the F revisions of two of the industry’s most widely used standards,  IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, and IPC-A-610 Acceptability of Electronics Assemblies. The documents have been updated to include technical advances in solder on plastic surface mount (SMT) components, new criteria for P-style and solder-charged Butt/I SMT terminations, a change to void criteria for BGAs, and enhancements to the language within the documents to provide ease of use and clarity. New photos facilitate further understanding.

The revision process involved dedicated volunteers from electronics companies in the Americas, Europe and Asia. With the mantra, “in data we trust,” IPC committee members focused major changes in areas such as the shrinking sizes of plastic packages that affect solder touching component bodies.

Dispelling past concerns that solder could not touch plastic components for fear of future failure, Teresa Rowe, IPC director of assembly technology, said “We [committee] didn’t find significant occurrences of failures when solder touched the plastic bodies.” Rowe explains that there was much discussion on this topic and expects that as research in this area continues, the committee will consider it in future revisions.

The chapter on conformal coatings also underwent significant changes. “We revised the way we look at conformal coatings, providing new information on coating thickness,” Rowe said. “We also looked at bubbles, voids and transparency, expanding our criterion for acceptance.”

The standards also cover Class 2 plated-through hole vertical solder fill requirements and Class 2 flux activity criteria.

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Often used as companion documents, IPC J-STD-001F and IPC-A-610F each has a unique purpose. Whereas IPC J-STD-001 is a material and process requirements document and is critical for use during manufacturing, IPC-A-610 is a post-assembly acceptance standard.

Translations of the F revisions and training programs based on the revised standards will be released in the coming months. For more information on IPC J-STD-001F, visit www.ipc.org/001; for more information on IPC-A-610F, visitwww.ipc.org/610

Details of the new IPC J-STD-001F and IPC-A-610F standards, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site: IPC J-STD-001F and IPC-A-610F.

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Wireless Sensors: Technologies and Global Markets

The global market for wireless sensor devices reached nearly $1.2 billion in 2013. This market is expected to grow to $1.5 billion in 2014 and $4.3 billion in 2019, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.7% between 2014 and 2019. This new report provides an overview of the global markets for wireless sensors and related applications of this technology. Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013, estimates for 2014, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2019. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Wireless Sensors: Technologies and Global Markets.

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Physical Security Market Worth $87.95 Billion by 2019

New market research report “Physical Security Market by System and Services (Access Control, IP Video Surveillance Management Software, Locks, PSIM, Perimeter Intrusion Detection, System Integration, and Designing and Consulting) – Worldwide Forecast & Analysis (2014 – 2019)”  focuses on the type of systems and services that are used to provide physical security. This report also enumerates the key factors that are driving growth in this market along with restraints and new opportunities for growth.

The market for physical security has been segmented by security systems such as access controls, biometrics scanners, locks, video surveillance, and physical security information management software and security services such as system integration, support and maintenance, and designing and consulting.

In the Physical Security Market, a wide range of products and services, such as video surveillance, access control, biometrics, remote management, technical support, security consulting, are included. Biometrics holds a major share in the products range. It is expected that the access control market will continue to grow at a higher pace. The Physical Security Market will witness a good growth trend in developing economies. There will be a rise in the demand for physical security solutions and services in these regions. With an increase in terrorist attacks and sabotages on critical infrastructure zones, the spending on physical security solutions and services will increase in the coming years. Besides, an increase in market acceptance for such solutions and services will be fuelling its growth. End users or consumers are not only looking for various devices, but are also increasingly interested in tailor-made solutions and integrated packages.

The recent trend in the industry shows that the Physical Security Market is continually improving, and there is a huge demand for physical security solutions and services in almost every industry. The current services, such as remote management, security consulting, and technical support, are suitable for usage in almost every vertical. Some of the advanced products are next-generation analytics and infinite storage devices. In recent times, there has been continuous innovation in this market. Ubiquitous sensors, smarter devices, and cloud technologies are some of the emerging technologies in the Physical Security Market.

The important vendors in the market for physical security are Anixter, CSC, Cisco, EMC Corporation, HP, Honeywell International, IBM, Genetec, Lockheed Martin, and Schneider Electric. This report on the Physical Security Market provides an in-depth analysis of the key players in tools and services ecosystem with their profiles and recent developments, key issues and opportunities in the market, global adoption trends, and future growth potential.

According to this report, the Physical Security Market will grow from $57.72 billion in 2014 to $87.95 billion by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8.8%. In terms of regions, North America (NA) and Europe are expected to be the biggest markets in terms of revenue contribution, while Asia-Pacific (APAC) is expected to surpass Europe during the forecast period. Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Latin America (LA) are also expected to experience increased market traction during the forecast period.

Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the reportPhysical Security Market by System and Services (Access Control, IP Video Surveillance Management Software, Locks, PSIM, Perimeter Intrusion Detection, System Integration, and Designing and Consulting) – Worldwide Forecast & Analysis (2014 – 2019).

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Image Sensor Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 8.06% from 2014 to 2020

Image sensor is a vital part of any imaging device that converts the optical information into electrical signals. In 1960s, image sensors have gone through several technological advancements due to the continuous demand in the market for higher resolution, smaller form factor and lower power consumption.

Image sensors are being widely used in consumer sector like for digital cameras, mobile phones, tablet PC camcorders and so on. Other application area for image sensor is medical diagnosis, fault detection, visual feedback to controller, surveillance, infotainment, and entertainment since decades. Technology is never constant. Earlier, analog film based sensors and phosphor plates were used. The digitization of imaging technologies resulted in emergence of technologies such as, CCD and CMOS.

Currently, automotive and security are few sector where implementation of cameras has recently increased when compared with the earlier days. Implementation of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) is expected to boost the demand for cameras which leads to the higher demand for image sensor. According to estimation, more than 10 cameras may be implemented in a vehicle under ADAS. Growing awareness of security has also fueled the growth of cameras with special features such as; infrared enabled camera, ability to take picture even in low light. This has helped in the growth of image sensor market.

The figure below shows the estimated growth of the image sensor market from 2013 to 2020.

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The image sensor market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.06% from 2014 to 2020. In the report, the driver, restraints, and opportunities for the market are covered. The major driving factors are increased demand for camera enabled mobile phones, digital cameras, tablets PC, implementation of machine vision, increased adoption of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) systems in vehicles, increased awareness about security. High power consumption by CCD image sensor is considered as the major restraining factor in the development of market.

The players involved in the development of image sensor include Aptina Imaging Corporation (U.S.), Canon Inc. (Japan), CMOSIS (Belgium), OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), ON Semiconductor (U.S.), Samsung Group (South Korea), Sony Corporation (Japan), STMicroelectronics N.V. (Switzerland), Teledyne DALSA (Canada), and Toshiba Corporation (Japan).

Geographically, the image sensor market is segmented into North America (the U.S., Canada, & Mexico), Europe (Germany, UK, Sweden, the Netherland, & France), APAC (China, India, & Japan), and Rest of the World (the Middle East, South America, & Africa). The APAC market accounts for the highest market size of 38.30% and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 10.15% from 2014 to 2020. RoW (Rest of the World) is also expected to grow at a significant CAGR of 9.75% from 2014 to 2020; this is mainly due to the fact that telecommunication infrastructure is improving in these region which is then translated to higher demand for camera enabled mobile phone and thus, will boost the demand for image sensor.

Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the reportImage Sensor Market by Technology (CMOS, CCD), Spectrum, Array, Scanning Method, Application and by Geography – Analysis and Forecast 2013 – 2020.

 

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IPC-8701 – First Manufacturing Acceptability Standard for Photovoltaic (Solar) Module Assemblies Debuts

IPC-8701 Acceptability specs will help provide infrastructure for solar panel assembly

Solar panels have been in volume production for quite some time, but there are still just a limited number of standards to help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electronics manufacturing service (EMS) companies determine whether completed modules meet design and assembly requirements. IPC recently published the first document to set common acceptance criteria for finished assemblies. Continue reading

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Multi-Touch Technology, Applications and Global Markets

This report examines the global market for touch screen technologies used in various products, including smartphones, tablets, e-readers, laptop/notebook computers, televisions and various types of displays. This report is segmented into sections covering products, technologies and applications. The technology section is segmented into transparent touch screen and opaque touch screen technologies. The product market is segmented into consumer electronics products, IT products and miscellaneous products. The application segment is divided into consumer applications, enterprise applications and miscellaneous applications. The market by region is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the rest of world (ROW). Multi-touch technology market size estimates and forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2012 to 2018. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Multi-Touch Technology, Applications and Global Markets.

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Permanent Magnets: Technologies and Global Markets

The global permanent magnet market reached $15.1 billion in 2013. This market is expected to reach $22.9 billion in 2018 increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7%. The global permanent magnet industry has received a considerable amount of attention in recent years, in large part due to the export restrictions placed by China on its key raw materials: rare earths. Among the permanent magnet types, NdFeB magnets are the most prominent in terms of usage in critical technologies such as automotive, power generation and electronic goods. China has recently emerged as the world’s largest producer of all types of permanent magnets, with particularly a high control over rare earth permanent magnets. Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Electronics.ca Publications’ web site. View the report: Permanent Magnets: Technologies and Global Markets.

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