Surface Mount Devices are available as lead-free components.

Press Release Summary:

Lead-free SMD series PolySwitch(TM) devices, which include nanoSMD, microSMD, and miniSMD C-design devices, help provide resettable circuit protection in applications where conserving board space is of critical concern. Products are capable of withstanding melting temperatures associated with lead solder alternatives and can be installed using current reflow profiles. Applications include portable electronics, telecom equipment, and automotive applications.

Original Press Release:

Raychem Circuit Protection Announces Lead-free SMD Series of PolySwitch(TM) Devices

MENLO PARK, CA-August 14, 2003- Raychem Circuit Protection, a unit of Tyco Electronics, announces that its popular SMD family of PolySwitch resettable devices is now available as lead-free components. Designed for use in portable electronics, computers and peripherals, telecom equipment and automotive applications, the SMD product family line includes nanoSMD, microSMD, and miniSMD C-design devices. Characterized by their small size and wide range of current and voltage options, the surface mount devices help provide resettable circuit protection in applications where conserving board space is a critical design factor.

The new lead-free SMD devices meet the same specifications as their standard counterparts. They are capable of withstanding the higher melting temperatures associated with lead solder alternatives, and can also be installed using current reflow profiles, facilitating migration to lead-free manufacturing and assembly. Component solderability meets standard industry specifications, including J-STD-002.

"The use of lead in electronic components is of increasing environmental and political concern, as evidenced by current and proposed legislation in Japan, Europe, and North America," said Achilles Chiotis, Surface-mount Product Manager. "As a major component supplier to the Japanese electronics industry, which leads the world in the effort to eliminate lead, Raychem Circuit Protection is committed to developing lead-free devices that are compatible with lead-free solders and assembly processes," he added.

The lead-free SMD devices are available in tape and reel packages and shipped in moisture barrier bags.

Price Range: $0.15 - 0.25 for 100K/yr based on part number
Availability: Samples available now
Delivery: Lead-time is 4 weeks ARO for most part numbers

About Tyco Electronics
Tyco Electronics is the world's largest passive electronic components manufacturer; a world leader in cutting-edge wireless, active fiber optic and complete power systems technologies; and is also rapidly developing extensive networking and building technology installation services. Tyco Electronics provides advanced technology products from over forty well-known and respected brands, including Agastat, Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP NETCONNECT, Buchanan, CII, CoEv, Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, M/A-COM, Madison Cable, OEG, OneSource Building Technologies, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack, Simel and TDI Batteries.

PolySwitch, RAYCHEM, nanoSMD, microSMD, miniSMD and TYCO are trademarks.

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