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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:
2009 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Mitigating Lead-Free Issues in Electronic Circuit Board Manufacturing and Repair
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-09-C-7031
Award Amount: $999,994.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this SBIR Phase II project is to make significant steps toward the commercialization of a tin-whiskers containing thin film coating. 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 containment coating will be further optimized and commercialized to enable fast-track certification of PCBs and components as whiskers-free.

Principal Investigator:

Ofer Sneh
President
3034662341
ofer@sundewtech.com

Business Contact:

Anat Sneh
VP
3034662341
anat@sundewtech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SUNDEW TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
3400 Industrial Lane Unit 7 Broomfield, CO 80303

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