Each year we review the 10 most-viewed features of PCD&F and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY. This year, we’ll start with CA. Keep in mind that the counts are not adjusted by the date of publication. Therefore, an article published in January has an advantage over one published in December. The month of publication is listed in parentheses.
10. “New Embeddable Technologies,” by Chris Reynolds. (January)
9. “Applying Lean Philosophies to Supply Chain Management in EMS,” by Wally Johnson. (February)
8. “GHS: The Final Countdown,” by Scott Mazur. (Note: This isn’t his only entry in this year’s top 10.) (January)
7. “Field Performance of pH neutral Cleaning Agents,” by Umut Tosun, Jigar Patel, Kalyan Nukala and Fernando Gazcon. (September)
6. “Online Bath Monitoring,” by Rebecca Dettloff. (March)
5. “Via-in-Pad Design Considerations for Bottom Terminated Components on PCB Assemblies,” by Matt Kelly, Mark Jeanson and Mitch Ferrill. (February)
4. “How to Use the Right Flux for Selective Soldering Applications,” by Bruno Tolla, Ph.D., Denis Jean and Xiang Wei, Ph.D. (April)
3. “Blurred Lines,” by Mike Buetow, a review of the Top 50 EMS companies from 2015. (April)
2. “Extreme Long-Term PCB Surface Finish Solderability Assessment,” by Gerard O’Brien and David Hillman. (July)
1. And the most-viewed article on CircuitsAssembly.com this year (by 35 views) was “Energy Reduction in the Electronics Facility” by Scott Mazur. (March)
Thanks to everyone to contributed this year, and thanks especially to all our loyal readers!