When ENIG Doesn’t Solder.
One of the misconceptions about E
) is that it remains solderable for an unlimited amount of time. This misunderstanding is based in the fact that gold is a noble metal. Noble metals are metals that are resistant to oxidation and corrosion. Hence the belief that ENIG remains solderable since gold is the metal that we see. Some people in the electronics industry are surprised when they learn that ENIG has a solderable shelf life of
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