Starting in the mid 90s Hungary quickly became an important part of Europe’s electronics industry. By the early 2000s a number of multinational companies had established their plants in Hungary. The significance of this sector is shown by the fact that over 30% of the export of Hungary’s processing industry is produced by them.
Electronic manufacturers in Hungary – partners of BME-ETT and EFI (in 2011)
The Department of Electronics Technology (BME-ETT) at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) has developed strong connections with the revived industry. In the past 10 years BME-ETT’s students have become just as sought after as its R&D services.
BME-ETT’s competencies and education programs cover electronics production. Besides completing dozens of R&D projects on manufacturing technologies (from stencil printing through different soldering technologies to automated optical inspection) a small group has concentrated on fulfilling the industry’s demand for failure analysis. This is the group that has created EFI.
Besides the 5 years of experience in failure analysis with over 1000 solved cases, EFI also relies on the following professional resources:
- BME-ETT’s competence in production technology, including colleagues completing their PhD theses on strongly practical fields from the self-alignment of SMD components through thermal characteristics of convection reflow ovens to the simulation of different processes of assembling technology in cooperation with our industrial partners
- BME’s several other departments from the areas of physics, chemistry, material science, metallography, polymer engineering, mechanical engineering etc.
- Several test laboratories with special facilities for complementary measurements from SIMS to vibration tests