Nanotechnology Innovation Solves Printed Circuit Board Failure Caused by RoHS Lead-Free Standards/CAF

Sep 20, 2005, 01:00 ET from Interface Sciences Corporation

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Interface Sciences
 Corporation ( today announced the launch of its
 RoHS-compliant, cost-effective solution to printed circuit board failure.
     Because of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) mandate, printed
 circuit board manufacturers must stop using lead solder by July 2006.  Use of
 lead-free solders leads to catastrophic board failures caused by related
 conductive anodic filamentation (CAF) problems.
     Printed circuit boards are used with memory, motherboard, graphics cards
 and many other types of devices.  RoHS mandates transition to lead-free
 solders, which will affect most electronic devices including all IT and
 telecom equipment and all consumer electronics.
     Continued use of conventional materials will cause reliability of
 medium- and high-performance electronic products to drop to unacceptable
 levels.  Interface Sciences' proprietary application solves circuit board
 failure.  CEO Mitch Hawkins said, "Our patented Self-Assembled Monolayer (SAM)
 nanotechnology provides a far-reaching and cost-effective solution to the
 $3 billion medium- and high-performance board market segment."
     Existing "good" lead-free solutions may increase production costs by as
 much as 200 percent.
     Dr. Damon Brink, ISC's chief science and technology officer said,
 "Interface Science's solution leads to a stronger, more reliable product at a
 fraction of the cost, while enabling low-cost resin and material systems to be
 used in high-performance boards assembled with lead-free solder."
     The Company's proprietary technology uses dense molecular arrangement on
 the nanoscale in addition to the use of unconventional molecules.
     Interface Sciences Corporation is an early-stage nanotechnology
 commercialization company holding platform technologies that were developed by
 a major government laboratory.  The company's emphasis is on materials and
 surface innovation at the nanoscale.  It controls several hundred
 technological applications in fields as varied as oil spill remediation, fiber
 composites and composite structures, computer circuit boards, MEMS, sports
 equipment, nanoparticle functionalization and paper treatments.
      More information:
      (public contact)
      Charles V. Fishel
      Direct Line: 831-224-8800
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