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First documented case of tin whisker formation

Electronics Forum | Thu May 18 10:22:34 EDT 2006 | patrickbruneel

Here's a link to another analogy "get used to tin whiskers" http://www.reed-electronics.com/semiconductor/article/CA6332135?spacedesc=ne

First documented case of tin whisker formation

Electronics Forum | Thu May 11 16:08:34 EDT 2006 | slthomas

Interesting read. Thanks for the link, Patrick.

First documented case of tin whisker formation

Electronics Forum | Wed May 17 12:49:09 EDT 2006 | James

The link is broken.

First documented case of tin whisker formation

Electronics Forum | Fri May 12 12:03:07 EDT 2006 | rlackey

Great, just what we need - Psuedo science. To paraphrase: We tried 99.5Sn/0.5Cu & it didn't work so we couldn't be bothered to try any other lead free alloy. So give us an exemption else we'll bury you up to the neck in the stuff. I have no probl

First documented case of tin whisker formation

Electronics Forum | Mon May 15 05:17:18 EDT 2006 | Rob

Hi Patrick, Sorry, wrote it in a hurry on Friday afternoon, I meant show us evidence of a scientific trial on all or at least some other alloys. I accept Tin whiskers and other similar phenomina exist, I even accept that the whole ROHS directive

First documented case of tin whisker formation

Electronics Forum | Fri May 12 11:12:20 EDT 2006 | patrickbruneel

Slain, A melting point of 300C would be a little too high for the components and tinny boards. I just heard they will market the watches as Swiss "army" watches which makes them exempt.

First documented case of tin whisker formation

Electronics Forum | Fri May 12 13:31:37 EDT 2006 | patrickbruneel

Rob, I assume the exempt request is written by the legal department not by the technical department and translated from German to English. Please tell me what evidence you are looking for and I will see what I can do.

First documented case of tin whisker formation

Electronics Forum | Wed May 17 17:01:56 EDT 2006 | stepheniii

Rob, it's not psuedo science, it's business. They have a problem, and have evidently tried a solution based on applying for an exemption. It's probably cheaper than trying every other possibility. I think it's the EU with the psuedo science to back

First documented case of tin whisker formation

Electronics Forum | Thu May 18 11:32:29 EDT 2006 | Rob

Hi Pat, It's all going to be OK - they're giving us something else to occupy our minds: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/Article.aspx?liArticleID=38641

First documented case of tin whisker formation

Electronics Forum | Thu May 18 11:57:57 EDT 2006 | patrickbruneel

Rob, Thanks for reminding me why I left Europe and moved to the US. I admit taxes were part of the reason too. Cheers

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