Screaming Circuits: August 2007


Conan Visits Intel

This is a funny video of Conan O'Brien visiting the main Intel facility in Santa Clara, CA. It's not quite the same as touring Screaming Circuits, but it's good for a laugh. I could swear I saw Bill Lumberg in... Read more

Embedded Systems Conference

Mark your calendars people, because Screaming Circuits is taking over Boston! Metaphorically speaking, of course. We will be attending the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston, MA on September 19th and 20th. If you happen to be in the Boston area... Read more

MicroCSP (Chip Scale Package) Parts

We received a question about a MicroCSP (also called flip-chip by some manufacturers or Wafer Level Package) packaged part the other day. If you're not familiar this type of package, it's a lot like a little BGA - a very... Read more

Black Pad article in SMT Magazine

Black pad was a big problem a few years ago when ENIG (Electroless Nickel Immersion Gold) finish boards first started popping up. It's not so much of a problem these days, but we do still see it from time to... Read more

Need help with Printed Circuit Assembly?

First, a question: Is "printed circuit assembly" a noun or a verb? Anyone... Anyone... We tend to use the phrase "PCB assembly" more often than just "PCA" or "printed circuit assembly". Though, I have been told that "PCA" is a... Read more


If you live in the Portland, Oregon area and would enjoy an early Oktoberfest with beer, brats and maybe learn a new thing or two, come to the OktoberBest trade show on September 12th. We will be there in booth... Read more

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Other Things...

Do you have other things on your mind besides that design your product manager keeps asking about? Here in Oregon, at least, it's just about perfect weather for almost anything outside. It's great biking, swimming, golfing, hiking, sailing... whatever. I... Read more

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