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Dry Packaging of SMD’s

Why SMD’s have to be dry packaged Before we learn how to dry pack, it’s important to understand why it is required… This is a plastic packaged integrated circuit. It is also called an “IC”, or “Chip” or a “Device” Electronic devices are made up of a circuit (or die) packaged inside a plastic body. The leads connect the circuit to the board. The plastic body can absorb moisture (humidity) from the air. Here is a different view of the device. We [...]

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Ant Group Limited win prestigious Queen’s Awards 2020

Suffolk based Antistat™ and Integrity™ Cleanroom are honoured with the highest accolade for business – the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Ant Group trading as Antistat and Integrity Cleanroom, has been recognised with an esteemed Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade for outstanding short-term growth in overseas sales over the last three years. Founded over thirty years ago with a £2000 loan from the Prince’s Youth Business Trust by Suffolk businessman John Hensley, Ant Group Limited is now an award-winning £20million+ [...]

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Freedom Antistat Deal

Antistat™ Inc. agrees new distribution deal with Freedom Sales

Freedom Sales has been appointed as an authorised global distributor for both Antistat™ Inc. and Integrity® Cleanroom product range. Established in 1999, Freedom Sales quickly became an industry leader in Electronic Component Distribution before progressing to a Full Service Global Supply Chain Partner with a global reach that spans the Americas, Europe and Asia with a reputation for exceptional customer service. Antistat™ have been experts in electrostatic discharge consumables and high-end technology packaging solutions since 1987. Integrity® Cleanroom, Antistat’s sister [...]

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Wafer Production

Chips with Everything…

If we mentioned flops, teraflops and specifically 1,600 of them, the majority possibly won’t process (pun intended) the term. The measurement stands for floating point operations per second – and put simply, is a scale of how fast processors can compute data. Floating point arithmetics are needed for very large or very small real numbers or computations that require a large dynamic range – with us so far?  There are additionally Petaflops, but we’ll leave them out of the equation [...]

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Bags

Pink antistatic bags – clearing up the confusion

Component or electronics assembly malfunction as a result of static discharge can often go unnoticed until it is too late – damage is sometimes only apparent when inspecting items under a microscope, or when testing an assembly – wasting precious time and delaying processes. One way to reduce the risks of ESD events is by using pink antistatic bags. Pink antistatic bags are an ideal packaging solution for transporting non-ESD sensitive items into an EPA. In fact, they are the only [...]

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