Legit Editorial Reviews
Touring Kingston Technology's Memory Facility In Taiwan
|Date:||Thu, Jun 03, 2010 - 10:00 AM|
|Written By:||Brian Wallace -|
Today the production line was cranking out DDR3 SODIMM modules. A small order for 6000 units came in and they were nearing the end of the run while we were doing our tour. As you can see above, life starts out pretty simple for a stick of memory.
The PCB "wafer" is then put through a machine which applies a thin layer of solder. After that is pushed through to the SMT machines and all of the components are mounted. For each module there are around 200 parts and it all happens in a very short amount of time. The modules are then baked for a short amount of time to melt the solder to the components.
After a few minutes of cooling the modules are then tested to ensure that the solder joints and component placement is correct, this is an automated process.
The modules are then labeled with the appropriate speed and company name. Yes, Kingston handles some production for other companies that we were not told any names of.
With nearly everything complete, the modules are finally cut separate.
Finally, they are pushed through a machine that is able to place them neatly into the bins you see here. The next stop is to quality testing!
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