Strain Guidance for PCBAs

Project Leaders

Project Leader: Jagadeesh Radhakrishnan (Intel)
Co-Project Leaders: Matt Kelly (IBM)

Sign up for this project has been extended to June 1, 2012

Call for Participation

We have scheduled a special telecon:

Thursday, May 10 at 9:00 p.m. EDT

Friday, May 11 at 9:00 a.m. Asia

Statement of Work and Project Statement

Background

The IPC9704 standard was revised February 2012 (now IPC9704A) to encompass the impact of Pb-free electronics and to incorporate consistent strain gage placement/measurement techniques to monitor printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) flexure within a manufacturing environment. With the intent of making IPC9704A strictly a methodology document, appendices A and B that were present in original IPC9704 documentation were removed. These appendices are very important. They outline strain limits and provide reference for rate limited strain guidance for eutectic solder. New Pb-free content additions within these appendices are intended to form the basis of a new white paper guidance document. The legacy SnPb guidance will be maintained in the white paper. The benefit of this new approach is to ensure that new Pb-free strain limiting guidance can be more easily updated in a timely manner, as new information becomes available. This project team is being formed to develop such a white paper.

Scope of Work of Project’s White Paper

  • Will encompass various Pb-free technologies and materials – SnAgCu based alloys, laminates, PCB thickness
  • Intended to provide manufacturing strain guidance for Pb-free BGA only (by package attributes – BGA pitch, package body side and package type along with pad design) based on existing data collection
  • Planned to make recommendation for further testing, if necessary, based on existing data collection
  • Recommendations will be provided to the IPC/JEDEC committee for further industry review and feedback/comments.
  • Develop BGA strain guidance will apply to primary attach and rework manufacturing process operations

Steps for Joining the Project

Please note: iNEMI membership is required to participate in the Strain Guidance for PCBAs Project.  The period for becoming a founding member of this project has been extended to June 1, 2012.   Steps for joining the project are outlined below.

For iNEMI members:

  • Complete and sign the project statement
  • Fax the completed statement(s) to +1 (703) 834-2735 or scan and email to infohelp@inemi.org

For non-members:

Further information

David Godlewski
+1 717-651-0522
dgodlewski@inemi.org

 

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