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Tin Whiskers: The Next Y2K Problem

  1. Jan 14, 2005 #1
    Fortune features an article, the next Y2K problem in the making - tin whiskers short-circuiting critical equipment, an unintended consequence of lead-free environmentally friendly initiatives such as WEEE & RoHS.

    The rapid minaturization of electronic components and lead-free legislations worldwide have the electronics industry revisiting the 60-year old tin whisker problem. Amongst the most visible fiasco of tin whisker are:
    NASA has a prohition order on pure tin plate.
    FDA issue recalled on pace-maker
    Failure of satellites
    For link to the article and discussionsgoto
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2005
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