Issues and Outlook for Lead-Free Electronics in Military & Aerospace Applications (Global License)
Based on data from 83 manufacturers supplying electronics to the military and aerospace market, this study covers the current use of lead-free materials and components in mil/aero electronics. It examines how manufacturers required to use lead in their assemblies are coping with the trend toward lead-free electronics, including the use of reballing. It assesses the added costs of producing leaded assemblies and identifies the tipping points that are expected to move military electronics toward lead free. The report includes historical data on the ratio of lead-free to tin/lead solder consumption and a 10-year forecast. 19 pages. Published April 2015.