- 09:35 - 10:05Highly flexible automation for depaneling using laser technologyDirk Bäcker - Senior Sales Manager - LPKF Laser & Electronics SE
The non-contact and gentle process of the laser enables simple and flexible automation of the depaneling process. The completely software-controlled and highly automatable process ensures easy adaptability and suitability for any product mix. In this way, the efficiency of production can be further increased and trends such as the shortage of skilled workers can be counteracted.
- 10:10 - 10:40How to increase PCB depaneling efficiency with Laser TechnologyJavier Gonzalez - Sales Manager - InnoLas Solutions GmbHLaser depaneling is becoming more widely used since the demand for excellent cutting quality and increasing cost pressure require one to reevaluate the use of traditional production methods. For example, laser depaneling provides the highest technical cleanliness that improves the durability of electronics, increase yield and reduces manufacturing costs. Furthermore, laser technology provides a new path to increase panel efficiency and therefore reduce material waste and costs.
- 10:45 - 11:15SPECIAL GUEST - The Chips Act: a European answer to a global challenge.Nikolaus v. Peter - European Commission - Representation in Germany - Political DepartmentIn February 2022 the European Commission has proposed a bundle of measures to ensure the EU's security of supply, resilience and technological leadership in semiconductor technologies and applications. The European Chips Act will bolster Europe's competitiveness, resilience and help achieve both the digital and green transition. The presentation will give an overview of the Act and inform about the state of its implementation.
- 11:20 - 11:50Component Obsolescence – How to minimise the costs and risksRonny Nietzsche - Regional Sales Manager - Rochester Electronics
Electronic Component life-cycles -between launch and Obsolescence are shortening. A large percentage of the worlds electronic component demand is driven by consumer electronics and this market typically has shorter and shorter product lives. Obsolescence is therefore affecting more companies, more regularly than ever before. In his presentation, Ken will speak about the impact of obsolescence and how it can be managed.
- 11:55 - 12:25VIAS & MICROVIAS - DESIGN TIPPS FOR HIGH-DENSITYVjeko Grishaber - CEO - ALBA PCB Group/Q-print electronic GmbH
Miniaturization and increasing complexity do not stop at printed circuit boards. Especially with regard to the definition and design of possible via types, in particular for highlayer and/or highdensity PCBs, questions from designers, developers and purchasers regularly arise, which will be summarized in this presentation.
- 12:35 - 13:05The global chip race – Chip Act against Chip ActDennis Dahlgren - Editor In Chief - Evertiq
In the wake of the global semiconductor shortage, the US and the EU are both planning to invest significant sums of public funds to increase domestic semiconductor manufacture, otherwise known as the Chips Acts. But how do these semiconductor promotional acts compare against each other?
Evertiq will present an overview of the US CHIPS and Science Act and the European Chips Act. Looking at the reason for their existence, comparing strategies and funding, while also paying attention to the effects of the already implemented US Act.
- 13:10 - 13:40Thermal stability through substitution hardening - The bismuth effectFabian Volmer - Technical Support Manager & Application - Balver Zinn Josef Jost GmbH & Co. KG
Increasing demands on process standards result in the adaptation of quality characteristics of products and their longevity in all areas of industry. Shorter temperature changes result in higher demands on the load-bearing capacity of joints in a wide range of applications. The more reliable, silver-free solder system serves here as an optimization to the standardized SAC305 solder. Newer dopants offer economically relevant aspects with regard to the long-term reliability of joints and products. They enable the microstructural interface between strength and flexibility of the solder joint of electronic assemblies within the value chain.
- 13:45 - 14:15Resilient electronics made possible by modern softwareTristan Alfaro - Strategic Business Development Representative - Luminovo GmbH
Resilient electronics are crucial in ensuring the reliability and longevity of electronic assemblies. Achieving optimal functionality, compliance, manufacturability, and supply while maintaining cost, time, and sustainability can be an overwhelming challenge for any electronics value chain. But with modern software and the targeted utilization of digital twins, this task becomes more tangible than ever before. In this presentation, we will explore the challenges, implications, and opportunities associated with resilient electronics.
- 14:20 - 14:50Evolution of electronic component counterfeiting: Detection of advanced counterfeits and current insights from the lab.Fabian Zentner - Failure Analysis Scientist - HTV Conservation GmbH
The Component Obsolescence Group (COG) estimates that in 2018 about 4% of electronic components worldwide were counterfeits. The dangers posed by counterfeited electrotechnical components are much more severe than merely financial damage. Should such components end up inside medical equipment, safety technology, or even worse, in aircraft, those manipulated components can - and will - cost lives. Even the Pentagon has had to deal with counterfeit components. In 2010, a US broker was shut down and the owner convicted of fraud for selling manipulated electronic components, which ended up in US Air Force fighter jets and in train braking systems, among other products. It is unclear whether counterfeit components were also installed in rockets or satellites, but given the quantity of individual components and the extremely high profit margin, owing to the exorbitant prices for space components, it is very likely.
This makes it clear how important it is to detect counterfeit components in advance in order to minimize the danger they pose. A variety of different examination methods like (optical) light microscopy, X-Ray inspection, XRF, Scanning Acoustic microscopy etc. are used for this purpose. In this panel, we will give you an insight into the everyday work of HTV Conservation analytics in the fight against manipulated components, as well as insight into our experience with counterfeit electrical components, and we will show you how counterfeiting has changed over time and how these forgeries are becoming increasingly difficult to detect. We will also show you which techniques counterfeiters use to conceal their manipulations.
In order to avoid having to buy components on the open market, HTV Conservation also offers a long-term preservation process, in which electronic components can be stored for up to 50 years, whereby the suppression of all common aging mechanisms is cyclically verified with the test methods of the laboratory.
- 14:55 - 15:25Get out of the delivery trap with a mouse click: Proactive missing part management starts with the design!Maximilian Hoffman - Head of Sales - Bay-SoftShortage of components, global crises and delivery problems - how long can you continue to produce your assemblies and devices? Which of your components is critical? Foreseeable problems such as product changes and EOL should be covered by automated processes. Identifying other bottlenecks as early as the design stage requires digitized monitoring of the data in a system. Integrated processes, up-to-date data, health check, automated ordering of missing parts - this presentation gives you an insight into the highly digitized "Bay-2 PDM and Best-Price Engine" software powered by Bay-Soft.
- 15:30 - 16:00After the Big Shortage – How Global Distribution Shifts Towards Digital Supply Chain ManagementGeorg Steinberger - Semiconductor Industry and Market Expert - Sourceability
The electronics components industry as one of the most dynamic industries on the planet regularly falls victim to its cyclicality – major swings from oversupply to severe allocations. The last 2 years have seen an outrageous mix of transportation problems, demand surge and severe shortages across many component families that even in the current downturn still exist.
While cyclicality will stay with us forever, the question arises “how to mitigate the problems of supply and demand mismatches by digital means?” The future supply chain will get more complicated and will need more digital tools to create a quasi-global transparency on both product information, availability alerts and transactional processes.
This presentation tries to show some ways of improving supply chain transparency by a cooperative approach across company boundaries.
Georg Steinberger is a 35-year industry and distribution veteran and current works as a freelance industry consultant, writer and speaker for Sourceability. He is also Chairman of the German Components Distribution Association (FBDi) and President of the International Electronics Distribution Association (IDEA).