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80 SMT Magazine • January 2016 1 Printed Circuit Board Failures – Causes and Cures pcbs can fail for a multitude of reasons. and the ability to detect and identify failures during assembly and final test is preferable to having to accept the consequences of field returns. This article details bob Willis' recent webinar, which described failure mechanisms, demonstrated the use of standard test methods and tricks of the trade, and explained how to elim- inate many of the common causes of pcb defects. 2 Sustainable Product Design & Supplier Material Disclosure one of the biggest challenges for com- panies in addressing product sustainability initiatives is getting ac- curate and complete data from their supply chain. This article discusses how manufacturers can automate the process of gathering and managing supplier disclosure data to address current sustainability challenges, gain a competitive edge, and produce innovative and compliant products. 3 Standards Committee updates at IPC These standards committee re- ports from the 2015 Fall Stan- dards commit- tee Meetings have been compiled to help keep you up to date on ipc standards committee activities. This is the first in the series of reports. 4 SMTa Welcomes new Board Members The SMTA is pleased to an- nounce its elec- tion results for the board of Di- rectors: robert Kinyanjui, ph.D., of John Deere Electronic Solu- tions inc. was elected Treasurer, while eileen Hib- bler of TEK products was elected Vp Membership. richard coyle, ph.D. from alcatel-lucent, and Tim Jensen of indium corp. were appointed to the Strategic Development committee. 80 SMT Magazine • January 2016 Top TEn recent Highlights from SMT007

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