Dr. Jennie Hwang’s book, Environment-Friendly Electronics: Lead-Free Technology, is a welcome reference to today’s engineers working in the electronics industry. Green technology continues to spread throughout the industry and now is the time for some accurate references to make their presence known. Dr. Hwang has not disappointed us in this respect. The book consists of 31 chapters, each thoroughly addressing the important aspects of lead-free technology. An applications approach was used in presenting this book review, i.e., it was used as one of several references for developing a syllabus for an in-house course on alternatives to lead solder. Therefore, this review will not address each and every chapter but, rather, highlight significant contributions of several chapters in Dr. Hwang’s book.

Chapters 1 and 2 discuss global driving forces, market trends, technological demands, and new developments of semiconductors and IC packages....

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