Att: To all our valued Customers
Re: Lead free vs. Non-lead free
To Whom It May Concern;
Cal-Chip Electronics Inc. would like to take this opportunity to clarify
our roadmap goals for the next few years as they pertain to lead free
non-lead free production.
Our factory locations have all switched completely over to lead free production
of many of our most popular products. Series included are GMC, CHV, CHQ
and TC capacitors, RM, RN, CN series resistors, and FB, GHF, GLF and WB
series beads and inductors. Also, CV, CV2, CV3, CVB, CVS,CVZ,CCV, and CCVZ are fully
compliant as well.
These products have been engineered for both forward and backward
compatibility in regards to most SMT manufacturing printing and placement
operations along with most solder paste in use in our industry today.
Although soldering temperatures are generally higher for lead free vs.
non-lead free soldering, most newer reflow ovens and other solder processing
equipment are capable of making the adjustments.
Cal-Chip stock of non-lead free components may reach the exhaustion point
by the end of 2008. For those customers who have experienced problems
with lead free soldering and are planning to continue to order non-lead
free product we ask that you please make your sales associate or broker
aware of this so we can accommodate your request and quote stock from
our existing non-lead free warehouse stock. This is to guarantee correct
order processing and reduce costly returns due to soldering problems.
As stock runs the course orders will be filled with lead free counterparts
to satisfy the orders if we are not aware of a special need for all non-lead
Until further notice when ordering lead free parts please specify by placing
"-LF" as a suffix to the existing Cal-Chip part number. In this
case parts will be pulled from a designated lead free and RoHS compliant
warehouse. Labels on all Cal-Chip products are furnished with a lot code
at bottom left corner, which will be followed as well by "LF"
indicating RoHS and lead free compliance. As a reminder component manufacturing
is projected to be virtually RoHS compliant by January of 2006.
Please contact a sales associate or Cal-Chip distributor if you have any
questions. In addition our website http://www.calchip.com
will contain all information required for RoHS compliance surveys. Date
of availability January 2005.
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