TITLE

What's Next for Solder?

AUTHOR(S)
Mason, John F.
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Electronic News;6/12/2006, Vol. 52 Issue 24, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on how Europe's environmental regulations have forced lead out of solder for most applications, except for a few exemptions, making a review of soldering techniques necessary. This affects producers, because new solder alloys must be used, which behave differently, causing materials and processes to be changed, and finished products re-tested and re-qualified. This calls for an investment in new design, probably in new process equipment.
ACCESSION #
21405663

 

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