Sunday, September 4, 2011

Alternative Pb-Free Alloys Continue to Proliferate to Meet Market Demand

While Sn3.0Ag0.5Cu (SAC305) still dominates, alternative Pb-free solders continue to proliferate to meet market demand. PC vendors are encouraging suppliers to eliminate SAC305 to reduce cost (SAC305: $42/lb,SACX0307: $28/lb, SN100e: $22/lb, SN100C: $15/lb), high-rel OEMs are still not satisfied with SAC305 performance, and iNEMI is testing over ten non-SAC305 Pb-free alloys. How to choose? DfR can help. We can guide you in the proper selection of these materials and perform the complex testing and analysis necessary to mitigate risk. For more information, please contact Randy Schueller,

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