In the electronics industry, market demand and an ever-shortening life cycle of electronic gadgets have been driving technological development. Environment-friendly manufacturing and the delivery of environmentally benign end-use products that are safer at the end of the product life cycle have become essential to technology-business competitiveness. This is a continuing challenge to the industry.

The overall goal of this book is to help the industry meet and exceed the challenge of designing future electronics with both performance and the environment in mind, meanwhile achieving manufacturing agility and efficiency for making today’s and future products.

Reproduced from the book Implementing Lead-Free Electronics. Copyright 2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Reproduced by permission of The McGraw-Hill Companies. Written permission from The McGraw-Hill Companies is required for all other uses.