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    How to Approach Microvia Reliability Issues With Jim Brown of GreenSource

    Judy Warner
    |  June 16, 2020
    How to Approach Microvia Reliability Issues With Jim Brown of GreenSource

    Many people struggle with microvia reliability issues. Listen to Jim Brown discuss how GreenSource has handled many of these problems allowing them to make great strides! 

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    Show Highlights:

    • A Brief History of GreenSource—becoming an open market supplier of PCBs in two phases
    • ”Make it as automated as possible”—How GreenSource eliminates yield issues 
    • ”A well known issue”—exploring anomalies arising from stacked microvias
    • Challenges presented by laser-drilling vias 
    • Virtual Meeting with ICP on July 15th and 16th
    • Accelerated testing and the most reliable way of determining microvia reliability 
    • IST vs OM tester, which is preferred and what do they do 
    • Why GreenSource committed to OM testing
    • Where to learn more about Jim Brown and GreenSource
    • Outro and goodbyes

    Links and Resources:

    Greensource Fabrication Website
    June OnTrack Newsletter
    Jim Brown LinkedIn
    Article by Happy Holden: The IPC Warning About Microvia Reliability for High Performance Products
    IPC Microvia Reliability Summit Webinar (Virtual) July 15-16, 2020
    Microvia Reliability in Ultra-High Density Interconnect Designs
    GreenSource Fabrication Factory Drone Flyover
    Time-lapse of GreenSource Fabrication 2nd Phase Construction

    Now you can get the ultimate PCB design productivity with the easiest platform for PCB design. Easily communicate design changes to your team with Altium 365. 

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    About Author

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    Judy Warner has held a unique variety of roles in the electronics industry since 1984. She has a deep background in PCB Manufacturing, RF and Microwave PCBs and Contract Manufacturing with a focus on Mil/Aero applications in technical sales and marketing.
    She has been a writer, contributor and journalist for several industry publications such as Microwave Journal, The PCB Magazine, The PCB Design Magazine, PDCF&A and IEEE Microwave Magazine and is an active member of multiple IPC Designers Council chapters. In March 2017, Warner became the Director of Community Engagement for Altium and immediately launched Altium’s OnTrack Newsletter. She led the launch of AltiumLive: Annual PCB Design Summit, a new and annual Altium User Conference. Judy's passion is to provide resources, support and to advocate for PCB Designers around the world.

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