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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 missing
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 a problem.
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 solder?