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Ray Prasad
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President
Ray Prasad Consultancy Group
Ray Prasad is the founder of Ray Prasad Consultancy Group which provides teaching, consulting and technical expert services in tin-lead and lead free technologies using SMT, BGA, BTC, fine pitch and through hole components. Mr. Prasad is a long time member of IPC, and is currently the chairman of BGA committee IPC-7095 "Design and Assembly Process Implementation for BGA" and Co-Chairman of recently created IPC-7093 "Design and Assembly Process Implementation for Bottom Terminations" surface mount Components (BTCs) such as QFN, DFN and MLF.

Ray Prasad has submitted responses to the following questions.
Moisture Sensitive Components in Flooded Storage Facility
Don't discard. If they were in desiccant bags, you should expect no impact. And then there is option of baking. ...
Reflow Oven - 5 Zone or 8 Zone
If you are going to use lead free solder paste, minimum zone you need is 7. So Ho got 8 ...
Selective Solder System Purchased At Auction
Obviously you have to throw away your leaded solder since you cannot use it for lead free. But also make ...
Concerns With Silver Finish Component Leads
No. Immersion Silver surface finish on component leads should not cause any embrittlement problems. ...