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Meeting ArchiveSeptember Meeting:
Thursday September 27, 2001
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To Surface Mount Or Not To Surface Mount ? An Attempt To Find Answers
On Thursday, September 27th, 2001, the IEEE Consultants? Network of Northern NJ (CNNNJ) presented "To surface mount or not to surface mount?", by Jim Disser, President of RealTime Manufacturing Co., located in Parsippany, NJ.

Surface mount technology continues to evolve as integrated circuit complexity drives IC package designs. Pin counts continue to rise. The demand for smaller footprints and higher pin counts has drawn the latest IC designs to microscopic packages. 10 years ago there were only a few IC package styles ? today there are dozens. The use of thru-hole technology, while still required for large components, will continue to dwindle as the technical and economic advantages reduce the market for the older packages styles. Sooner or later even the smallest manufacturers will need to address the question ? to surface mount or not to surface mount?

The decision to switch to surface mount is complex. Working with this technology requires new tools and skills. There are numerous technical, economic, and logistical demands involved in switching to surface mount technology. As surface mount technology evolves, contract manufacturing will evolve as well. Close partnerships will be needed between the contract manufacturer and the engineer, as well as the purchasing agent. The talk reviewed how RealTime?s contract manufacturing services facilitate this partnership, reducing costs and improving designs by making the most advanced surface mount technology economical and easily accessible to anyone for even the smallest projects.

Jim Disser founded Infrared Of New Jersey, Inc (www.irnj.com) in 1986. His designs include the company?s line of optoelectronic "People Sensors" as well as numerous custom OEM products including controls for the HVAC industry. After 15 years of product design and manufacturing, Jim created a new division of IRNJ, RealTime Manufacturing Co. (www.realtimemfg.com) to address the need for a new kind of contract manufacturer, that solve the types of problems encountered in IRNJ.

Thursday September 27, 7:30pm
Non members welcome!
MCE/KDI Integrated Products
(note: entrance for the meeting is at the rear of the building)
60 South Jefferson Ave.
Whippany, N.J.

Contact: 973-728-4500, robert@rdwalker.com

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