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Tin Whiskers - A 2012 State of the Industry Assessment

Presenter: Dave Hillman
Company: Rockwell Collins Inc.
Date Published: 2/14/2012

Description: What You Will Learn:
Tin Whiskers were investigated and "solved" in the 1950s so why are we talking about them in 2012? The objective of this tin whisker course is to : (1) Provide a basic understanding of a tin whisker phenomena; (2) Provide data and resources allowing an attendee to create a tin whisker mitigation protocol applicable for their product/use environment; (3) Provide an update of some of the latest industry investigations and results.

Topics Covered:
  • Tin Whiskers 101
  • Tin Whisker Mitigations that You Don't Control
  • Tin Whisker Mitigations that You Do Control
  • Tin Whisker Mitigation Plan Basic Tenets
  • Current Industry Tin Whisker Investigations

    Instructor Bio:
    David Hillman is a Metallurgical Engineer in the Advanced Operations Engineering Department of Rockwell Collins Inc. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mr. Hillman graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. (1984) and M.S. (2001) in Material Science & Engineering. In his present assignment he serves as an "expert of call" to manufacturing on material and processing problems. He served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Lead-free Manhattan Project in 2009. He has published numerous technical papers with the 2010 SMTA International Conference on lead-free thermal cycle test results presentation being selected as “Best of Conference”.

  • Key Words: 

    Tin Whiskers

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      Non-Members: $300.00

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