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NPL Lead Free Soldering Survey

Bob Willis

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NPL Lead Free Soldering Survey | 11 January, 1999

As part of an analysis of the status of lead-free soldering National Physical Laboratory in the UK is undertaking a short survey, and would be grateful if you would spare a few minutes to answer a few questions.

The SMART Group is providing five Integrative CD-ROMs to the first survey forms returned in this industry co-operation on lead free.

A full set of the survey results will be published on the email forum when they are completed and posted on the SMART Group Web Site.

Please send,� FAX (44) 0181 943 7160) or E-mail (carl.levoguer@npl.co.uk) this form the NPL after first completing the survey.

(Please place an (X) next to your answer to each of the following questions.)

1.Are you aware of lead-free soldering as an issue in the industry?

Yes No

1a)If yes, how did you become aware?

Via Customers Trade Associations Suppliers Trade Press Scientific Meetings

2.Are you aware of the impact that lead-free soldering might have on the assembly of PCBs?

Yes No

2a )If yes, how did you become aware?

Via Customers Trade Associations Suppliers Trade Press Scientific Meetings Others

2b)If yes, do you know what the impact might be on:-

Equip purchase/modifications PCB assembly/processing Any materials compatibility Reliability of the assembly

3.Do you know where you can obtain lead-free materials?

Solders Components with lead-free terminations Pb-free finished boards

(Please place a (X) next to your answer to each of the questions.)

4.If you were to require help/advice on any lead-free soldering� issues, where would you go?

Customers Trade Associations Research Technical Organisations (e.g. NPL, ITRI) Universities Government Departments (e.g. Department of Trade & Industry) Others

5.Are you currently undertaking any activities relating to lead-free soldering?

Yes No

5a )If yes, are you:

Gathering information Undertaking test/trials Undertaking pilot processing Making saleable product

6.Do you know of any existing, or impending legislation relating to lead-free soldering?

Yes No

6a)If yes, how did you become aware?

Via Customers Trade Associations Trade Press Component Equipment Suppliers Scientific Meetings

7.Which of the following applies to your business� (tick as appropriate)?

Employees? 250

Industry Served? Space/aerospace IT/Computers Consumer Telecommunications Household Goods Other

(Please place a (X) next to your answer to each of the questions.)

8.Which of the following best describes your business?

Solder Supplier Bare Board Manufacturer PCB Assembler Recycler Component Supplier Equipment Supplier

Other

9.Are you interested in further information on the lead-free soldering issue?

Yes No

10.Would you be willing to discuss the above information in more detail?

Yes No

Company Information� (Optional) Name Position Company Address Tel Fax E-mail

Bob Willis SMART Group, UK

Email: eps@bobwillis.co.uk Web Page: www.bobwillis.co.uk

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