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Final Report - LEADOUT (Low cost lead-free soldering technology to improve competitiveness of European SME)

Project ID: 500454
Funded under: FP6-SME


This is the final activity report of the EU-funded LEADOUT project which assisted small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the European electronic industry to implement lead-free soldering technology in compliance with European Directives. Therefore, process yields in the assembly of printed circuit boards (PCBs) increased and SMEs' became more competitive.

The report firstly summarises the project objectives, the undertaken activities and the produced results. The document then analyses the LEADOUT numerous components and the attained progress. The principal findings are also highlighted, in comparison to conventional technologies' characteristics. Moreover, the report presents the organised training courses and lists LEADOUT conclusions. Finally, the document focuses on the undertaken dissemination activities and refers to the public deliverables.

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