Re: 8 years old parts. how it could be...| 16 September, 1999
| Can you imagine that there is a smt process using the a few chip and ic are nearly about 4,5,6,8 years old. | Antigues?? | what should you do If you are an engineer of smt process in that company. | | | | thank in advance. | | I'm sorry for being so flip lately, but it's a target rich environment and one in which I find great joy. To this question, at this moment, I would only ask a question. Do you have a gun?
On the serious side, and this one's extreme, you can encounter interesting times with solderability moisture sensitivity, etc. In some cases, depending on solder termination area metallization coating and device packaging (in what were the devices stored - under what conditions upon sealing), terminations may remain solderable if they ever really were. Beyond that, shoot craps, the designer, yourself (last, bad, and never choice), and/or the customer.