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The Critical Lowdown Podcast Episode 5

How Do Electronics Get Packaged Efficiently?
Carlos Rodriguez - EPS Global

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We rely heavily on electronics to power the products we use on a daily basis from our phones, TVs,  laptops, home appliances, and especially our cars. The rapid evolution of connectivity in the automotive industry has led to a fundamental shift in the way we build and buy vehicles.

Where once there was steel and pistons, we now have carbon fiber and electronic chips connected to the IoT. We expect that our car will sync seamlessly with our phone, and give us directions to our destinations.

The intelligence source behind all of this is electronic devices or chips that are placed onto circuit boards on assembly lines across the globe in the manufacture of these products we all know and love. But most of us know little about what goes on behind the scenes.

How do electronics get packaged for efficient assembly into our most coveted devices?

We interview Carlos Rodriguez, General Manager of EPS Mexico to discuss these questions, and others including:

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Glossary of Terms:

  • Tape & Reel: Tape and Reel is the process of our packaging electronic components into individual pockets of carrier tape.
  • SMT: Surface Mount Technology.
  • 3D Coplanarity Checking: 3 Dimensional Checking of components for defects.
  • Pockets: Spaces embossed into carrier tapet to accommodate components.

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