How Electronics Yorkshire helped EchoStar Europe
Teresa Davy, resources and marketing manager at EchoStar Europe, an electronics design consultancy based in Steeton, West Yorkshire explains how Electronics Yorkshire was able to assist a world leading producer in the consumer electronics market.
‘During the development programme of a cutting edge high definition, multiple tuner DVR product, EchoStar Europe had a requirement for the removal, accurate replacement and verification of various fine pitch surface mount ICs. For this EchoStar needed not only BGA placement facilities, but also X-ray capabilities to ensure the ICs were placed correctly with all the solder joints successfully made.
‘EchoStar Europe did not have the specialised equipment to complete the task and therefore had to seek out someone else to do this work. It was important that the rework on these prototypes was done quickly and efficiently, and EchoStar turned to the Electronics Yorkshire for assistance. A number of EchoStar Europe staff have been trained in the use of surface mount assembly techniques at Electronics Yorkshire so we were aware of their capabilities.
‘The Centre was able to provide the specialist equipment required to fulfil the task. They also had experienced staff on hand to oversee the operation of the equipment and assist with advice and expertise which resulted in a speedy resolution of the problem.’
EchoStar Europe Ltd, Beckside Design Centre, Millennium Business Park, Station Road, Steeton, Keighley BD20 6QW