Introduction to adhesives joining technology for electronics

M.O. Alam and C. Bailey,     University of Greenwich, UK


Polymer adhesives are now considered as invaluable materials for modern-day, low-cost miniaturized consumer electronic products because of their low cost and high production throughput. This introductory chapter describes the different types of adhesives that are used in electronic packaging along with a brief introduction to electronic assemblies and the uses of adhesives in electronics.

Key words

integrated circuit

miniaturized consumer electronic products

electronic packaging

through-hole packages

surface mount packages

1.1 Introduction

The assembly of modern electronic components started in the early 1960s, ...

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