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Low-silver, Pb-Free Solder M40 chosen for Panasonic's TVs and Recorders
The Silver Award for Technological Development Contribution was awarded, recognizing one year of satisfactory delivery and cost-reducing results

November 9, 2011

Senju Metal Industry have received the Silver Award for Technological Development Contribution at the 4th Panasonic Excellent Partner Meeting hosted by Panasonic on Novemver 2, 2011. SMIC's low-silver, Pb-Free solder M40 was recognized for its strong cost-reducing effects in TV and recorder production.

Reasons for the Award
The cost of silver in solders has been on a steep rise, affecting the cost of Pb-free solder and the overall manufacturing cost. SMIC has developed a new solder paste with the same level of workability and long shelf-life while reducing the amount of silver. As a result, the company has contributed to low-cost, high-quality manufacturing in the price-competitive electronics industry.

Achievements
- Reducing silver content has lowered cost as well as reducing the risk of silver market fluctuations.
- Achieved the same level of workability as that of 3Ag paste.
- Possesses the same or superior joint reliability, realized by the anti-cracking "Solid Solution Strengthening" mechanism.

 

From left: Nonaka associate researcher, Yoshikawa researcher, Ishibashi associate researcher and Shimamura chief researcher