Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
SMT & Inspection | August 30, 2006

Lead-Free Equipment Replacement:<br>What Are These Guys Smokin??

A press release just sent out by the market studies people, Frost & Sullivan, celebrates the boom in reflow equipment sales and attributes it to the adoption of "lead-free solder paste", as though lead-free paste is the sole panacea responsible for boosting the flagging hopes of oven manufacturers trying to recover from the Great Slump of 2001.
"Despite lower wages and price pressures from overseas competitors, the reflow soldering equipment market in North America has bounced back owing to the adoption of lead-free solder paste. Quality has always been the mainstay of machinery manufactured in this region and continued product enhancements have helped in drastically improving operational costs as well as machine down time. These, along with transition to lead-free compatible equipment, have been the reasons behind the resurgent sales of reflow soldering equipment."

Click here to read the full story at Circuitnet.
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Load more news
November 21 2018 9:45 pm V11.9.9-1