As more elaborate components have populated more complex PCBs, we’ve enhanced our services, added new capabilities, educated our staff and upgraded our tools. We’re constantly improving to meet the needs of our customers, their devices and their markets; to provide each of our clients with a path from concept to completion.
We specialize in complex projects involving package-on-package, LGA, QFN, CSP and other components that present real challenges to those without the right experience and equipment. We keep an IPC-A-610 certified trainer on staff, and adhere to the IPC-7711/7721 rework standards outlined by the SMT industry.
We insist on working with the best tools and the right methods, like employing compressed nitrogen to reduce oxidation during rework performed on one of our nine VJ Electronix rework stations. This critical advantage is especially important for rework performed on fine-pitch components, prototypes, expensive or irreplacable PCBs, or devices that demand reliability.
We know that each step we take better serves our clients and their customers.
From fine pitch components (tolerances as low as .4 mm) to complex mixed-pitch patterns, we provide a level of precision rarely matched in the industry. No matter what stage of development you’re in, we can get your project to the next phase.
Sometimes a project requires the skill of a PCB designer, and we keep one handy. Our friends at Focus Embedded help clients who need to revisit the PCB layout prior to building or reworking a board. They can track down faults, alter the board configuration or even design new PCBs. They work closely with our technicians, helping to plan and define the process that leads to a successful fabrication. If you need help with the design and development of your PCB, visit their site or give them a call at 512.246.9012.
The wire jumper shown here was added to connect two BGA pad sites together, saving the cost of building a new board just to add this connection. Afterwards, we successfully replaced the BGA on top of this rework. Challenges like this are exactly the kind of complex rework we specialize in.
Three trace modifications are visible on the pad sites of a BGA site. eTech specializes in performing this kind of precise, difficult rework — reworking traces underneath a BGA and properly placing it back on after the changes have been made.