RoHS | September 27, 2006
RoHS-compliant or not, when does it matter?
As the industry scrambled towards RoHS compliance, manufacturers of mission-critical products successfully campaigned for exemption because of fears over tin-whiskers and the lack of field-data on the reliability of lead-free components.
It is ironic, therefore, that many of these manufacturers have now discovered they have been using RoHS-compliant, lead-free components. At the heart of the problem is the way in which different manufacturers decided to manage their part numbers during the transition from lead-inclusive to lead-free parts. Click here to read the full article.