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So Kirt what's up with the Pb-Free and RoHS icons?
I assume it's a joke, but just making sure I'm not
Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 1:19 pm
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2003
2:02 pm Posts: 629 Location: Erie, PA
It is just a little light-hearted
jab at the lead-free craze going on. There have
been a lot of resources and money poured into meeting
the July 1, 2006 deadline. It will be interesting
to see what happens once the deadline passes. Will
the date be pushed out by the bureaucrats or will
the flood of exemption forms flow forth?
Equally interesting is when, if ever, we will begin
to get stories of field failures due to the tin
whisker phenomenon. If there is a SnWhisker problem
in a few years, it should be really good for the
economy because it will force evryone to go out
and buy replacement gizmos. I wonder how many battery
fires will result from charging circuits failing?
We will just have to wait and see. Maybe we will
be pleaseantly surprised and there will never be
At some point, someone will probably
do a report on how much extra pollution has been
pumped into the air due to the additional energy
required to reflow the higher-temperature Pb-free