How to Approach Microvia Reliability Issues With Jim Brown of GreenSource

Judy Warner
|  Created: June 16, 2020  |  Updated: June 22, 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

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About Author

About Author

Judy Warner has held a unique variety of roles in the electronics industry for over 25 years. She has a background in PCB Manufacturing, RF and Microwave PCBs and Contract Manufacturing, focusing on Mil/Aero applications. 

She has also been a writer, blogger, and journalist for several industry publications such as Microwave Journal, PCB007 Magazine, PCB Design007, PCD&F, and IEEE Microwave Magazine, and an active board member for PCEA (Printed Circuit Engineering Association). In 2017, Warner joined Altium as the Director of Community Engagement. In addition to hosting the OnTrack Podcast and creating the OnTrack Newsletter, she launched Altium's annual user conference, AltiumLive. Warner's passion is to provide resources, support, and advocate for PCB Design Engineers worldwide.

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