Since it was first used in commercial mass production in March 1999 the number of soldering lines using Nihon Superior's SN100C stabilized tin-copper eutectic alloy has continued to grow rapidly. An opportunity for the voice of SN100C users, including some non-Japanese, to be heard in the market has been provided by a series of nine “Visit the SN100C User” articles in the leading Japanese industrial newspaper. All of these users set a high value on SN100C, because it provides good solderability and smooth, bright, well-formed fillets while providing joint reliability at least equal to that of Sn63/Pb37.
Users also point out how easy it is to recycle and the cost advantage of not containing silver contents.
These reports provide an explanation of why the use of SN100C is spreading so rapidly.
Reliability & Cost are attractive
A PIONEER even in going lead-free
Evaluation of Strength test results & cost factors
High reliability even with through-hole boards
Soldering ultra fine wire of 20 micro-meter diameter (m) with SN100C
Taking their own measures for reducing damage to the environment
Adopting SN100CL for Leveling in EU where the WEEE/RoHS directives mandate the elimination of lead from most electronics
Adopting SN100C for the tuners that have the largest share of the world market
SN100C proves its high reliability even for industrial equipment, used under severe conditions
Less shrinkage makes them choose SN100C
A Leader in Lead-Free Computer Circuit Boards Also Offers Evaluation Contracting
These comments are quoted from issues of THE NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN, June 26, 2002 - May 12, 2003