RoHS | May 15, 2006
RoHS rules will hit supply of<br>non-compliant components
The great irony of the switch to lead-free components is that the exempt industries - aerospace, defense, medical and portions of telecom - are having the hardest time adjusting to the change.
Those industries exempt from the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation are under no compulsion to quit using components that contain lead. Yet these industries are facing a world of lead-free parts that may hinder their ability to buy the high-reliability leaded parts. In response to this, industry groups have recently released documents that are designed to help companies reduce the risk of whisker growth in lead-free parts. Click here to read the full article at Electronics Weekly.