AEM's Tin Whisker Mitigation Process Earns Editor's Choice Recognition

Military Embedded Systems Magazine editors have singled out AEM's Sn/Pb conversion process for recognition in its July/August 2011 Issue.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - AEM, Inc. is pleased to announce the editors of Military Embedded Systems have selected the company's Sn/Pb (tin/lead) conversion process as their Editor's Choice. The announcement was made in the July/August issue. AEM's hi-rel-qualified Sn/Pb (tin/lead) conversion process is designed to mitigate the formation of tin whiskers in surface-mount components.

Here's what the editors had to say: "Whether we're talking the International Space Station, a C-17, or a Humvee, tin whiskers can throw a monkey wrench into system functionality - and even result in loss of life. However, AEM, Inc.'s tin/lead conversion process aims to stop tin whiskers in high-rel, surface-mount components originally terminated with tin-only solder. Moreover, AEM's tin/lead conversion process leaves even the most delicate electronics intact - as opposed to using all that hot soldering, which can damage sensitive components. Meanwhile, the tin/lead conversion process offers the assurance of at least 5 percent Pb in converted component terminations, as verified via XRF and SEM/EDS inspections." (Military Embedded Systems magazine Copyright OpenSystems Media, 2011. All rights reserved; used with permission.)

"We are very pleased to learn of this recognition by these respected journalists," said AEM's Marketing Director, Scott Sentz. "Our tin/lead conversion process is helping our customers to reliably prepare chip-scale passive components, including capacitors, inductors, resistors, ferrite chip beads, fuses, resistor arrays, capacitor arrays, bead arrays and many molded body passive and active surface-mount component types for use in mission-critical and life-sustaining applications."

About AEM, Inc.

AEM, Inc., founded in 1986 is an award-winning high-tech company with its leading technologies in proprietary materials, patented processes, and specialty equipment for the manufacturing of high-reliability electronic components. Phenomenal growth since its inception had earned AEM the distinction of being listed three times on the Inc. 500 list of "America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies." AEM high-reliability fuses are used by NASA and every other major manufacturer of satellite, spacecraft and space-related hardware throughout the world. AEM is also the world's sole manufacturer of high-reliability ferrite chip beads designed for space and military use.

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Scott Sentz

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