Benefits of Reverse Engineering for Semiconductor Electronics Manufacturing

When it comes to electronics manufacturing, extreme precision is needed to build a reliable, high-quality product. Printed circuit boards, electromechanical components, semiconductors, and any other part that goes into a full electronic assembly demands an exacting, well-tested design.

 

For over 35 years, MultiSource Manufacturing LLC has provided that level of precision in our electronics manufacturing, using reverse engineering to structure informed, pre-dissected design specifications. Our team of knowledgeable, experienced engineers applies reverse engineering techniques to the design of semiconductor components and other electromechanical parts and assemblies.

 

Reverse engineering provides a valuable analytical resource to our design technicians and engineers for a range of applications. By taking apart the physical parts of a component as well as the data of use and the theory of function, engineers are able to work backwards from a final part or assembly to reverse the design and start from the beginning with a usable analysis.

 

For semiconductor component design, reverse engineering gives our engineers a way to work backward from an existing design that fits a specific application and adjust certain aspects of it if needed, overall continually improving the component as a whole.

 

Using reverse engineering to take apart the parts of a semiconductor component or full assembly gives our engineers the information they need for design improvement, including:

 

  • theory in the design of parts and their operation
  • materials used and how they react to long-term use
  • overall structure of interior and exterior
  • manufacturing process
  • assembly order of operations
  • how an assembly reacts to stresses in operation, both expected and unusual
  • any other information that adds to our engineering database about the form and function of a part and a full assembly

 

With reverse engineering providing this information, our design team has several benefits to work with. First, they can save time in the engineering process because they are able to pull from a wealth of data gathered from the analysis of a part. This in turn saves costs of building unnecessary prototypes.

 

Secondly, our engineers can build higher quality parts with a range of improvements made to every aspect of the full assembly. This often eliminates time, energy, and resources spent on testing and inspections during final quality control processes. With a better product made more efficiently and quickly, our electronics engineers can improve your production schedule by improving our own.

 

To learn more about the reverse engineering processes we use to improve our electronics manufacturing services, contact MultiSource Manufacturing LLC today at  (952) 456-5500, request a quote online, or request more information.

MultiSource Clean Room Capabilities and Applications

In any manufacturing process, contaminants should be avoided. Certain manufacturing processes, however, require an avoidance of contaminants far more stringent than others. Semiconductors and semiconductor assembly fabrication, for example, cannot have exposure to common air contaminants.

To protect manufacturing processes like these and the materials involved, fabricators make use of clean rooms with varying levels of contaminant-free standards. MultiSource Manufacturing, LLC provides contract fabrication services for the semiconductor and medical industry, and because of this, our facilities have in-house Class 3/1000 clean room capabilities.

With our clean room capabilities at our Burnsville, MN location, the MultiSource network is able to provide the contaminant-free workspace our engineers and technicians need to perform operations on semiconductor components and full assemblies as well as a range of advanced medical devices.

Clean Room Principles

Clean rooms are designed to prevent the introduction of contaminants in a varying range of sizes to the manufacturing process, as well as other potentially damaging factors such as humidity, pressure, and temperature. This prevention makes use of High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters and a sealed “bubble” of a room. All the air in a clean room is passed through HEPA filters or recycled through them. The level of HEPA filtration determines the categorizing of a clean room. These categories are determined by ISO standards rating from ISO 9 (standard city air quality) to ISO 1 (less than 10 particles measuring 1µm per cubic meter).

Our Clean Room

The MultiSource clean room is rated as ISO Class 3 (Class 1 rated FED STD 209E). This means a maximum of 1,000 1µm particles per cubic meter are left unfiltered. It is one of the highest quality clean rooms utilized for semiconductor and medical parts manufacturing. Our clean room uses advanced HEPA filters to eliminate the potential of any damaging infiltrates during the manufacturing and assembly process.

Protective Equipment

Like the rest of the outdoor and common indoor air, humans carry contaminating particulates such as dander, dirt, skin cells, pollen, bacteria, and mold spores. The technicians who work in our clean rooms are required to wear protective equipment to prevent any potentials of component damage in the manufacturing process. This protective equipment includes full-body suits, gloves, boots, and masks/respirators.

Air Flow Concepts

Acting similarly to a car air flow system set to recycle, clean rooms have a specific movement of air throughout their interior. Our clean room uses laminar air flow which pushes a continual stream of filtered air from ducts in the ceiling. This ensures any potential contaminants are pushed into the air filters immediately, instead of drifting through the clean room on an uneven current.

Our clean room capabilities give our engineers and technicians the contaminant-free space they need for specialized manufacturing processes. To learn more, contact MultiSource Manufacturing, LLC at (952) 456-5500, request more information, or request a quote to get started with us today.

The Importance of Reverse Engineering and Plastic Fabrication for Semiconductor Manufacturing

With the right equipment, skill, knowledge, and management, a manufacturing company can create any quality custom part. With our six locations across the Upper Midwest, MultiSource Manufacturing, LLC works with a comprehensive network of facilities capable of full design, production, and assembly for advanced custom manufacturing services. We offer production operations from CAD/CAM prototyping to in-house finishing, in addition to covering everything in between. One aspect of our network that sets MultiSource apart from others working in electronic assembly, machine automation, and the custom manufacturing industry is our reverse engineering and plastic fabrication.

Our capabilities in plastic fabrication are a key component to a number of the industries we serve, including the production of semiconductor components and assemblies. In fact, MultiSource is one of the only contract manufacturers in the area to provide semiconductor production services including reverse engineering, PFA fabrication and welding, in-house electric, and a Class 1000 clean room.

Plastic fabrication and the utilization of reverse engineering are key to building high-quality semiconductors that are successful and long-lasting when they’re put up against the speed and power utilized in today’s electronics. With our state-of-the-art facilities and reverse engineering applications, MultiSource is able to provide fully-reliable customizable manufacturing for semiconductors.

Reverse Engineering

MultiSource works with advanced CAD/CAM software and CNC automation. This technology, in addition to our network’s experience, knowledge, and skill, allows our engineering team to effectively reverse engineer semiconductor designs and strategically implement the fabrication of those specifications.

Plastic Fabrication

Our network of facilities works routinely with a wide range of industrial-grade metals, but we’re also experts in plastic fabrication, plastic welding, plastic forming, and plastic bending for polypropylene, PVC, CPVA, PFA, and additional thermo plastics. When it comes to semiconductor manufacturing, high quality plastics offer protection against severe ESD in repetition, improved purity in parts, limited wear-related shutdowns, consistency in production, and ease in assembly and external integration. Overall, our plastic fabrication capabilities continually support and improve the manufacturing of standard and custom semiconductors.

This optimization of design and production for semiconductors using both reverse engineering and plastic fabrication includes microchip reticule purge libraries and handling equipment, wet processing, and wafer and device handling system components. In addition to our machining, fabrication, and quality testing of semiconductor components, MultiSource offers custom-crating that protects your parts in shipment from the start of a new design to your own production floor.

To learn more about the custom manufacturing services we provide for semiconductor components and all our capabilities for plastic fabrication, request more information or a quote today.