ICSR (Soldering and Reliability) Conference Proceedings

Solder- Is It The Right Choice For Reliable Electronics Assembly?

Author: Joseph Fjelstad
Company: Verdant Electronics
Date Published: 5/19/2015   Conference: ICSR (Soldering and Reliability)

Abstract: Solder has been the primary method for interconnecting electronic assemblies for well over half a century. While it has serve its purpose in a suitable manner over the decades, solder joints are known to be the primary sites of electronic system failures. This presentation will explore methods for making electronic assemblies without the use of solder under a new paradigm of SAFE (Solder Alloy Free Electronics) manufacturing. The methods hold promise of reducing manufacturing complexity and cost while increasing overall reliability. The resulting structures can also be made smaller, lighter and more environmentally friendly than those produced by traditional method. Examples of methods and technologies and a designed comparison will be presented.

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