V. Eveloy, Y. Fukuda, S. Ganesan, J. Wu, and M. Pecht
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
The transition to lead-free electronics requires surmounting a host of technical, socio-political and economical issues. This paper discusses key concerns in lead-free product development, and provides guidelines to help equipment manufacturers efficiently implement a transition to lead-free electronics. The guidelines address key questions confronting the industry, including those related to lead-free compliance, lead-free part and supplier selection, lead-free manufacturing, and lead-free training and education.
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