Frequently Asked Questions About Lead-Free (RoHS)


1. Has ALD implemented a compliance plan for Pb-Free products?

ALD declares and certifies our Pb-Free products are currently compliant with the requirements of the European Union of Restriction on Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive, 2002/95/EC.

2. What Moisture Sensitivity Levels (MSL) does ALD use to qualify PB-Free products?

The moisture-sensitivity reflow condition ALD uses to qualify Pb-Free products is Level 1, 260°C for 10 seconds

3. Will there be a change to ALD's part numbers on new Pb-Free components?

ALD's Pb-Free components essentially will have a new part number. An "L" suffix for "Lead Free" will be added to the standard IC. For example, the lead free version of the ALD1702PA will become ALD1702PAL.

4. What is the plating alloy for Pb-Free solutions?

The plating alloy solutions used is 100% Matte Tin.

5. Will ALD be phasing out Pb-plating completely?

No. ALD will continue to support Pb-plating. There are no plans to phase out Pb-plating of its components.

6. How will ALD RoHS compliant parts be identified? Will there be any additional marking(s) on the component bodies? Otherwise, how will this information be identified?

See item #4 above. ALD components will be clearly marked with the added "L" suffix, which will correspond to pertinent datasheets.

7. Does ALD plan to EOL (End Of Life) current product lines, as a result of RoHS implementation?

ALD has no plans to EOL (End of Life) current product lines. ALD will continue to support Pb-plating of its components.

8. For ALD's standard product line, what is the MAX temperature that Pb-Free devices can withstand?

The maximum temperature that Pb Free devices can withstand is 260°C for 10 seconds.

9. What is the molding compound used in ALD Pb-Free products?

ALD uses Sumitomo G600 for molding compound. The Lead Finish is 100% Matte Tin.

10. Is there a difference in cost for a Pb-Free part versus standard part?

In many cases, there is no cost difference between a Pb-Free and standard part.

11. Can I use Pb-Free parts in an environment where the solder and other components contain Pb?

Individual users may have to qualify Pb-Free parts in their assembly even though there may not be a difference for a particular process.

12. Does ALD provide a Certificate of Compliance for these Lead Free parts?

Yes. ALD will provide a Certificate of Compliance upon request.