Changing from one lead-free solder alloy to another currently requires a lot of effort to ensure that quality and reliability goals are met. A white paper from the Solder Products Value Council will help manufacturers compare alloys.
Low pressure molding technology provides protection from harsh environments, yet it's less expensive and easier to work with than some alternatives. IPC has formed a committee that's creating a standard that should help bring this solution into the mainstream.
Presentation by Lynn Michaelson, Senior Materials Scientist at Technic Inc. This presentation was recorded live at the IPC Conference on Component Technology, Chandler Arizona, September 11, 2013.
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