GEN3 and ZESTRON Enter into an Agreement to Collaborate and Help the Electronics Industry to Develop Objective Evidence

GEN3 and ZESTRON Enter into an Agreement to Collaborate and Help the Electronics Industry to Develop Objective Evidence
21 January 2021

Leading manufacturers and distributors of test and measurement equipment GEN3 Systems and ZESTRON, USA, have agree to collaborate over a new test service for the US electronics Industry to help develop Objective Evidence required by the latest release of IPC-J-STD-001 Revision H.

Located in Manassas, Virginia, ZESTRON is the global leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services, and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing and semiconductor industries. ZESTRON operates eight technical centers worldwide with the industry’s most knowledgeable team of engineers.

GEN3, manufacturers of the AutoSIR™, AutoCAF™ and CM Series PICT test instruments, have supplied this equipment and helped establish this new test service.

GEN3 President, Graham Naisbitt said: “It is always an issue trying to demonstrate SIR measurement and process control equipment especially during the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. Having our equipment available in such a well-suited facility, means that customers can more easily and better evaluate their requirements in achieving the desired Objective Evidence”. 

Electro-Chemical Migration is a fast-developing issue with electronic circuit assemblies, especially as higher density packaging and circuit miniaturisation continues to evolve.

Measuring changes in insulation resistance is neither fast nor straightforward. However, users will have access to data to ascertain when and at which point in their assembly process, ECM problems appear. This will help evaluation of the material set, so vital in determining electro-chemical compatibility between each assembly step.

The ZESTRON set-up permits testing pre-prepared IPC B52 test coupons, or a B53 coupon for material pre-screening.