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reflow

(1) The process of heating and melting the solder that has been screen printed onto a printed circuit board in order to bond chips and other components to the board. Surface mount chips (SMT) use the reflow method. Contrast with wave soldering. See also reflowable text.

(2) The changes in appearance, page layout or line breaks of text from an original document to a revised version, due to editing corrections. Reflow requires careful proofreading to be certain no material (including graphics) has been omitted in the updated document.
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Oxidation occurs in the presence of air, and any oxidized coating will grow thicker with reflow temperatures above 200[degrees]C.
Fifteen coupons with 256 pads each were tested for each reflow condition.
After solder reflow, the wafer is transferred to a ColdBelt(TM) where it is quickly cooled.
RTC offers a complete SECS/GEM reflow system with oven, FOUPs, robots, a flux coater, buffer and notch aligner.
For those who want to take repurposing and dissemination a step further, Publish to SEC(R) is also available with output filters that reflow documents for the smaller screens of hand-held devices, including PDAs such as the Palm(R), making documents accessible to the quickly-growing segment of consumers who use hand-held devices to search for and retrieve investment content on the web.