TW0412-STATELEAD: Welcome and Introduction: the State of Lead-Free Address
This paper was presented at the IPC Tin Whiskers Coference, on April 18, 2012 by Linda Woody, engineering manager, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. The author explores the present state of lead-free requirements for DoD high reliability, very long life, extended temperature range and high reliability products. Even though military electronics has exemption from RoHS and WEEE requirements, increasingly more COTS do comply presenting metalurgical problems. For these systems, mitigation does not mean elimination of tin whiskers. The future of lead-free and research gaps are also explored.
This presentation includes the synchronized slides and audio from the original presentation. 45 minutes. Released 2012.