There is an increasing demand for replacing tin-lead (Sn/Pb) solders with lead-free solders in the electronics industry due to health and environmental concerns. The European Union recently passed a law to ban the use of lead in electronic products. The ban will go into effect in July of 2006. The Japanese electronics industry has worked to eliminate lead… (More)
whose reliability testing work contributed significantly to the knowledge base for this document. We are grateful to the current and former members of the LED Systems Reliability Consortium, who offered their considerable time and expertise over the past three years to the development of this document.