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Corrosion Resistance of Different PCB Surface Finishes in Harsh Environments

SMTnet Express August 9, 2012, Subscribers: 25369, Members: Companies: 8949, Users: 33450

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Corrosion Resistance of Different PCB Surface Finishes in Harsh Environments

First published in the 2012 IPC APEX EXPO technical conference proceedings.

by: Mustafa Özkök, Joe McGurran, Hugh Roberts. Kenneth Lee, Guenter Heinz; Atotech

Corrosion resistance is becoming one of the most important topics in the electronics industry. Corrosion results in field failures and huge losses, which annually total several billion U.S. dollars. The actual extent of losses caused by corrosion is not well documented in the industry. As such, corrosion is currently one of the most challenging topics and is acquiring more attention as a result of increased product warranties, new materials and process changes caused by recent legislation impacting the electronics industry.

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