SMTC Glossary of Terms
Tape Automated Bonding is a specialized assembly-process technology, which involves the application of components onto a circuit board using temperature and pressure.
Three-Dimensional Laser Paste is a volumetric inspection method that utilizes a microscope with lasers.
Turnkey is an outsourcing model, which turns all aspects of electronics manufacturing over to an EMS provider, who buys the raw materials and components and bills the OEM for a complete assembly. Turnkey is the opposite of the consignment model, where an OEM purchases raw materials and components and consigns them to an EMS provider for assembly. In the consignment model, an EMS providers revenue includes only the value-added in assembly, but not the cost of components.