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Portable Consumer Electronics: Packaging, Materials, and Reliability


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by Sridhar Canumalla and Puligandla Viswanadham

"The authors have years of distinguished career in the industry, including the portable consumer electronics industry. They have invested their knowledge and experience in the pages of this book.... This book is a good compelling read for the practicing engineers in the field and a ready relevant reference in their library. It is a very good and worthwhile addition to our literature."  -William T. Chen, Senior Technical Advisor, ASE US IEEE CPMT President, 2006-2009

Portable consumer electronic devices have experienced exponential growth in recent years. Although the reliability implications and performance criteria of these products are significantly different from electronic hardware of the past, no single volume has covered the materials, design, and reliability aspects of these products until the publication of this new book.

Written by two noted leaders of the electronics industry, Portable Consumer Electronics provides a comprehensive account of the key aspects of packaging for portable consumer electronic devices, including first- and second-level packaging; printed wiring board technology; assembly technology; reliability statistics and engineering; and failure analysis.

Portable Consumer Electronics: Packaging, Materials, and Reliability will be beneficial to practicing engineers, product development managers, technologists, and designers involved in the electronics industry.


  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Packaging challenges
  • Printed wiring board technology
  • Component technologies/first level packaging
  • Interconnect technologies at the second level
  • Printed wiring boards assembly
  • Essentials of reliability statistics
  • Reliability of electronic assemblies
  • Failures and prevention
  • Future trends in portable electronic products
  • References
  • Appendices
  • The authors
  • Index

454 Pages/Hardcover/May 2010
ISBN10 1-59370-125-X

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