& SMT abbreviations
In the Surface Mount Technology business there is alot of abbreviations. Some everyone know - others you need to look up.
What does SMT mean? and have you heard about SMA, SMC or SMP?
Original Equipment Manufacturer
SMA Surface-mount assembly (module assembled with SMT)
SMC Surface-mount components (components for SMT)
SMD Surface Mount Devices
SME Surface-mount equipment (SMT assembling machines)
SMEMA Surface Mount Equipment Manufacturers Association
SMT Surface Mount Technology
SMP Surface-mount packages (SMD case forms)
What does EMS mean? & what is SPI?
EMS Electronic Manufacturing Service
AMF Auto Mount Feedback
AOI Automated Optical Inspection
AXI Automatic X-ray inspection
BGA Ball Grid Array - a type of SMD
What does CPH stand for?
CPH Components Per Hour
EMC Electromagnetic Compatibility
EMI Electromagnetic interference
EMT Electronic Manufacturing Technology
ESD Electrostatic Discharge
FOV Field of view
PCB Printed Circuit Board
THT Through Hole Technology (used in connection with soldering)