Lead-Free Solutions

Saturday, 07 July 2007 10:54

Driving Forces to Eliminate Lead :

• Environmental legislation.

• Customer requirements.

• Increasing costs associated with the disposal of toxic materials.

• Environmental concerns:

- Toxins leaching into groundwater.

- Dwindling amount of space available for land use.

• Marketing and competitive factors.

Issues and Concern Moving Forward to Lead-Free :

• Component compatibility with temperature requirements.

• Solderability of alternative metallization on components and printed wiring boards.

• Reliability of joints and stress/strain issues.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 March 2011 23:59