Gold Embrittlement

Gold Embrittlement Solution

Gold Embrittlement Solution

What is the Problem?

– When components with gold plated terminations are soldered to a PCB, the gold dissipates into the solder joint, which can cause issues, namely gold embrittlement & voiding in the solder joints

– This can cause early life failure in the solder joints


Gold Embrittlement Example

Retronix Solution

The solution is to remove the gold from the termination, using our alloy conversion process

  • Meets ANSI/GEIA-STD-0006
  • Fully automated and repeatable
  • Can be used for most SMT & thru hole components
  • ICOS, XRF & Solderability testing available inhouse for verification

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