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JUNE 2019 I SMT007 MAGAZINE 71 5 Catching up With Darrel Yarbrough of YES E Yarbrough Electronic Sales (YES) is one of the fastest growing contract manufac- turers in the Southwest. As people get to know them bet- ter, they are becoming the go-to company in their area. In this interview, long-time industry veteran Darrel Yarbrough, owner of YES, provides a background about the company, its capabili- ties, and his outlook for the industry. 6 SMT Perspectives and Prospects: The Role of Bismuth (Bi) in Electronics, Part 6 E In this installment of this col- umn series on the role of bis- muth (Bi) in electronic prod- ucts, Dr. Jennie Hwang looks at the effects of Bi on the prop- erties and performance of sol- der interconnections in electronic products when Bi is not contained in the solder alloy for the SMT assembly process (Bi-absent sol- der alloy composition of solder paste). 7 SMT Solver: Assemblers Can Help Customers Reduce Cost, Improve Reliability E It is commonly assumed that the level of defects is primarily dependent on how the assemblers control their manufacturing processes. This sort of mistaken belief will cause you to never find the root cause of the problem. Hence, the prob - lem will persist forever. Find out why. 8 The Mannifest: Managing Your Double-sided Assemblies E Using a double-sided board in your finished application allows you to produce more com- plex circuits while saving space, offering an array of benefits for high-tech applications and electronics. But challenges to double-sided board implementation are plenty, including placement questions, solder processing chal- lenges, and heat dissipation. 9 Eileen Hibbler and Jason Emes on Improving the West Penn SMTA Chapter E At the recent West Penn SMTA Expo, Eileen Hibbler, a chapter support specialist at SMTA, and Jason Emes, the current president of the West Penn SMTA Chapter, dis- cuss ways to improve meeting attendance and develop a new slate of chap- ter officers. J Electronics Industry Endorses US-Mexico-Canada Pact E Top executives from elec- tronics companies across the United States have endorsed the proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) and call on the Trump Administration and Congress to support policies that will drive advanced manufacturing. For the latest news and information, visit Subscribe to our newsletters or premium content at my I-Connect007. Dr. Jennie Hwang Eileen Hibbler Darrel Yarbrough

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