Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Is Tin Plating Going Obsolete?

Two years ago, DfR Solutions brought you The Tin Myth, a penetrating insight into how the Hi-Rel Industry was influencing the use of tin plating in fine-pitch components. It seems the battle is continuing to be won.
There are indications that Analog Devices will shortly transition to NiPdAu and several memory manufacturers have suggested to DfR Solutions that they are also planning on introducing NiPdAu into Alloy 42 leadframes. Who's left? Oh, right: Freescale and NXP. Why?! For more information on managing tin whisker risks, please contact Craig Hillman,

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