Friday, December 28, 2012

Keeping it Tight: Understanding Hermeticity

It’s amazing how poorly hermeticity is understood and how often devices fail due to issues with their hermetic environment.
One of the great ways to make it in the electronics industry is to realize that everything old is new again. About every five years, almost like clockwork, manufacturers seem to forget about to make the most basic of technologies.  Wire bonds. Electrolytic capacitors. Flame retardants. Underfills. Etc.

Hermetic packages are a great example. Read more here.

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