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Mitigating Lead-Free Issues in Electronic Circuit Board Manufacturing and Repair

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
86436
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-027-0479
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sundew Technologies, LLC
3400 Industrial Lane Unit 7 Broomfield, CO 80020-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Mitigating Lead-Free Issues in Electronic Circuit Board Manufacturing and Repair
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-08-C-0112
Award Amount: $99,993.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this SBIR Phase I project is to demonstrate consistent and significant mitigation of tin whiskers growth and associated electronic circuit failure. Atomic Layer Deposition encapsulating films (ALD-Cap) are flexible ceramic films, with exceptional conformality, adherence and mechanical strength. Developed primarily as a low-cost environmental protection and corrosion barrier, ALD-Cap was successfully used to protect MMIC components used by the Navy, as well as other environmentally sensitive devices and components. Tin whiskers pose major safety, reliability and mission readiness threats to all makers and users of high performance and/or high reliability electronics. In the very near future, most military and other high-reliability electronics will likely require both environmental/corrosion protection and tin-whiskers containment/failure-risk-mitigation. ALD-Cap may provide a crucial solution for both problems. These ceramic coatings are more than 50 times tougher than Parylene, the toughest conformal coating attempted so far. At the same time ALD-Cap coatings are proven to be flexible and crack resistant. Tin whiskers growth will be conducted on test samples according to known procedures of inducing whiskers growth. ALD-Cap coating effectiveness in suppressing whiskers will be assessed. Further coating optimization and extended failure testing will be performed in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Ofer Sneh
President
3034662341
ofer@sundewtech.com

Business Contact:

Anat Sneh
VP, Director of Operations
3034662341
anat@sundewtech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SUNDEW TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
3400 Industrial Lane Unit 7 Broomfield, CO 80020

EIN/Tax ID: 841612757
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No