KEY ISSUES IN SUPPORTING LEAD-FREE AND COMPLEX PROTOTYPES IN THE ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING SERVICES ENVIRONMENTAuthor: Elliot L. Shev
Company: SMS Technologies, Inc.
Date Published: 9/25/2005 Conference: SMTA International
This is very evident in the product development phase. Introduction of lead-free processes is another example of an area where EMS providers are leading in requirements definition. As the manufacturing "experts", EMS providers play an integral role in supporting nextgeneration technology where the design emphasis may initially be on function rather than manufacturability.
This paper looks at the challenges associated with RoHScompliant prototyping and suggests key points of consideration for both EMS providers and OEM design teams in the areas of:
It also looks at other examples of key issues to consider in ensuring that technologically complex products migrate from the lab to the production floor in manufacturable and testable form.
Key words: RoHS, prototypes, EMS, lead-free, NPI
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