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

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - September 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 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.

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