Advancing Manufacturing Technology

Solder Paste Deposition Project

Chair:  Shoukai Zhang (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.)

End-of-Project Webinar (October 13-14, 2010) (iNEMI members only)

iNEMI's first regional deployment project is currently being organized in China. The Solder Paste Deposition Project will investigate solutions to depositing different volumes of solder paste on the same board. As board density increases and components become smaller, fine-pitch components (which require smaller volumes of solder paste) often appear next to larger components (which require more paste) and a single-thickness stencil cannot satisfy all of the components in the same printing process. In these situations, a step stencil is the least expensive and most popular solution.  However, the challenge is in determining the proper distance between the various components because the step stencil may affect the thickness of the solder paste deposition, especially for miniature and fine-pitch components located around the step.

The Solder Paste Deposition Project proposes to:

  • Investigate the keep-out distances of step stencils and output the design rules
  • Identify new paste deposition technologies for high-density layouts
  • Compare and evaluate the feasibility of identified technologies, including the development of new manufacturing processes and equipment
Presentation Statement of Work, Version 2.0 (5/27/08)

Project Statement, Version 2.0 (5/13/08) (Sign up ends Friday, July 11, 2008)

Task Sign-Up Matrix (5/27/08) (Excel)