In this book, Dr. Jennie Hwang provides a companion reference to her previous work Environmental Friendly Electronics: Lead Free Technology. This book focuses on implementation and production aspects. It is easily read and provides many case studies. A prerequisite for readers is that they have a working knowledge of lead-free technology. Otherwise, review of the first book is advisable.

Chapter 1 is an introduction. It provides the purpose for the book and also discusses driving forces, world-wide legislation, research/technology development, and lead-free technology/manufacturing. Dr. Hwang has been an avid supporter of lead-free transition and should be commended for her passion and dedication to this cause. She presents a strong case of listing the many activities in lead-free legislation and includes statistics on lead use and thresholds. What is missing in this chapter is the statistic showing the relatively small amount of...

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