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|Cuanto más comprensible parece el universo, más absurdo parece también.|
Físico y premio Nobel estadounidense.
|TI'S ROHS "GOLD" AIDS CUSTOMERS IN ROHS TRANSITION|
DALLAS - Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) announced the implementation of its RoHS (European Union
Restriction of Hazardous Substances) "Gold" strategy for its integrated circuit products. Developed to offer easy
solutions to RoHS component transition challenges, RoHS "Gold" provides customers with the preferred finish for
lead-frame based products, Nickel-Palladium-Gold (NiPdAu), which means no "tin whiskering" worries, as well as
unique part numbers for easy Bill-of-Materials (BOM) management and easy on-line access to key material content
"TI's RoHS 'Gold' strategy was developed to help make the RoHS transition process easier," stated
Eric Williams, Manager for TI's Pb-Free Program Office. "Our customers have routinely highlighted the importance of
these 3 elements in order to meet their time-to-market needs."
TI first implemented the
Nickel-Palladium based finish to its Logic ICs in 1989 and has since shipped over 30 billion units into the market.
The NiPdAu finish is TI's primary RoHS compliant finish for lead-frame based products. Today, over 98% of those
products have already been converted to the NiPdAu finish which is also backward compatible with traditional
"leaded" manufacturing processes.
TI's RoHS "Gold" strategy also features unique part numbering
which makes it easier for customers to manage their new RoHS compliant BOMs, ensuring RoHS compliant parts are
ordered, received and board-mounted properly. For lead-frame based products, TI has adopted a two-character suffix
based on the JEDEC JESD97 solder finish codes. For example, the standard part number "ADS1286UA" now has a RoHS
compliant, unique part number "ADS1286UAG4". For BGA-based products, the RoHS compliant version is not backward
compatible, so a different unique part numbering scheme is used that includes a "Z" in the package suffix. For
example, the "leaded" part number "PCI1620GHK" now has a RoHS compliant, unique part number "PCI1620ZHK."
The final element of TI's RoHS "Gold" strategy is to provide customers with easy access to key RoHS
related information, including a best-in-class material content search tool with downloadable results, as well as a
material declaration certificate, application notes and more. (See www.ti.com/leadfree.) TI recently was the only
semiconductor supplier to receive a "best" ranking of "5" according to RoHSwell.com. An independent third-party
resource, RoHSwell.com ranks suppliers websites based on the depth and breadth of RoHS related material.
Miércoles, 24 Agosto, 2005 - 09:31