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Nga Nguyen, Electronic Rework Lead, Celebrates 25 Years at BPM

Nga Nguyen, Electronic Rework Lead, Celebrates 25 Years at BPM

Nga Nguyen began working for BPM in July of 1997. She currently is the Lead Electronic Rework Assembler in BPM’s manufacturing plant. She solders at a high level of expertise, with exacting attention to detail, and comes up with innovative solutions for the various production teams. 

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Mike Dickens, Production Technician Lead, Celebrates 25 Years at BPM

Mike Dickens, Production Technician Lead, Celebrates 25 Years at BPM

If you’ve sent any BPM equipment back for calibration or repair, chances are, Mike Dickens was instrumental in bringing it back to spec. Mike came to work at BPM back in 1997 shortly after graduating from a local Houston College. He has long and varied experiences in the electronics manufacturing industry for over 27 years. Mike is currently the Lead Production Test Technician and Lead RMA Repair Tech at BPM Microsystems.

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Chips and Science Act

Chips and Science Act

The US legislature has passed the CHIPS and Science Act, providing $52 billion in subsidies for US semiconductor manufacturers. President Biden has committed to signing it into law. The bill authorizes $240,000,000,000 (240 billion) over several years for R&D and...

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Device Programmers from BPM

Device Programmers from BPM

BPM programmers offer high-performance device handling, advanced serialization, and quality control, meeting the highest programming and cybersecurity standards for automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial, and mobile device applications. BPM’s intelligently designed systems deliver the lowest programming cost per device. 

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BPWin 7.0.9 Release Notes

BPWin 7.0.9 Release Notes

BPWin 7.0.9 is the latest major release for BPM’s Process Software, BPWin. 7.0.9 was released on July 8, 2022: Reduced time used for calculating auto range; Applied an extra integrity check process to linked data patterns before starting a job session; Applied a fix to the issue with the HS400 eMMC File Concatenate Wizard.

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BPM Launches Sockets for Search and Order

BPM Launches Sockets for Search and Order

BPM makes available over 4000 Sockets for purchase online We've expanded from popular sockets to just about all the sockets BPM has available (and adding weekly). You can use the search bar to sort through the list. If you click on the SKU, it will take you to the...

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Digi-Key Marketplace– Buy BPM Products

Digi-Key Marketplace– Buy BPM Products

You can purchase BPM Microsystems manual programmers on Digi-Key's Marketplace, including the newly back-in-stock 1710. Because of BPM's distributors, we're limiting purchases to contacts in the United States. Currently, BPM is offering its manual programmers and...

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Guadalajara Technology Show 2022

Guadalajara Technology Show 2022

Thanks to all the technicians, managers, and directors who took time out of their busy schedules to spend a few hours learning more about offline device programming. Also, special thanks to Jim Villalvazo, Director, Fernando Islas, Regional Sales Manager, and Sofia Soto, Marketing with Interlatin.

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Security Solutions from BPM

Security Solutions from BPM

BPM’s Security Solution for programming, BPM.NCRYPT, can utilize your existing HSM, secure server, or any other networked and offline data sources. BPM Microsystems can also provide a turn-key package that is flexible, scalable, and affordable.

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35 Years of NAND Flash Memory

35 Years of NAND Flash Memory

2022 marks the 35th anniversary of the invention of NAND flash memory. NOR Flash memory was invented by Dr. Fujio Masuoka while working for Toshiba in 1984. NOR-based flash has long erase and write times but has a full address/data (memory) interface that allows...

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Up-Time, Accuracy, and Waveforms

Up-Time, Accuracy, and Waveforms

BPM ensures accuracy and repeatability for device programming In three main ways: Auto-teach, Vision Alignment, and Job Automation. All programming systems are highly repeatable– once they are set up, they will reliably repeat their program (even if it isn’t perfect). The trick is to start with a perfect setup, resulting in repeatable, reliable, and accurate yield.

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Ease of Use

Ease of Use

A huge roadblock in bringing your device programming in-house might be the prospect of staffing. Here are several questions to ask your Programming Equipment Supplier:
Does your system require an experienced technician…

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BPWin 7.0.8 Release Notes

BPWin 7.0.8 Release Notes

BPWin 7.0.8 is the latest major release for BPM’s Process Software, BPWin. 7.0.8 was released on February 8, 2022. Added support for the 3000 series fiber laser peripheral on the 3000 series automated programming systems. The fiber laser is capable of marking machine-readable QR codes and barcodes as well as alpha-numeric characters as small as 0.25mm in height.
Implemented code to prevent systems that have the Galil 1040 motion controller from erroneously querying the theta encoder when accessing the I/O Sensors GUI. This option is only supported with newer machines that use the Galil 4040. 

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APEX 22 Live with Mike Konrad and Colin Harper

APEX 22 Live with Mike Konrad and Colin Harper

Mike Konrad is the founder of Aqueous Technologies, a manufacturer of automated cleaning and cleanliness testing systems designed for the electronic assembly industry, and has served as its CEO/CTO since 1992. Mike is the host of the Reliability Matters podcast,...

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US Restrictions Affecting Semiconductor Manufacturers

US Restrictions Affecting Semiconductor Manufacturers

Major advanced semiconductor maker ASML Holding NV has told its U.S. employees to refrain from serving customers in China because of new regulations from the Biden administration, according to an internal email to employees. “ASML US employees must refrain- either...

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CHIPS Act Will Facilitate Micron’s $100B Plan

CHIPS Act Will Facilitate Micron’s $100B Plan

Micron aims to increase DRAM production in the United States to 40% of its global output over the next decade (currently, most production is in Asia). New York production will begin in the second half of the decade as demand recovers. Manufacturing in the U.S. helps customers build products into a more secure supply chain, the company said.

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About BPM Microsystems

BPM Microsystems is a global provider of device programming systems, test and measurement systems, factory integration software and solutions for the semiconductor and electronics industries. Founded in 1985, BPM Microsystems serves more than 2,000 programming centers, original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and semiconductor manufacturers in over 49 countries.

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