Bromine Free Semiconductor Chips
Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. was one of the first electronics companies to produce bromine-free semiconductors. The most formidable hurdle the company had to overcome was discovering a bromine-free molding compound to encapsulate its semiconductors. Eventually the company found a multiaromatic resin (MAR ) formulation that was both bromine-free and able to withstand the higher solder temperatures needed to comply with RoHS’ lead-free solder requirements. By 2008, 100 % of SST’s semiconductors were bromine-free. As chlorine-based compounds are not used in the final product of semiconductor devices, they are not applicable to this case study.