International Rectifier (IR)® announced that its HiRel Business Unit (BU) has expanded its portfolio of leaded products to provide a continued long term viable source for customers in the military, aerospace and biomedical markets.
IR’s HiRel Business Unit has acquired a large portion of the leaded product offerings previously available from the company’s commercial divisions. As part of its ongoing commitment to offer leaded products, IR has entered into manufacturing agreements with key assembly subcontractors to 2013, which combined with its own assembly capabilities allows the company to offer customers of its leaded products long term supply agreements.
"Suppliers exiting the leaded product market recommend solder dipping lead-free products as an alternative to leaded products. However, the conversion to lead-free products presents numerous potential risks including the possible need to re-qualify devices, changes to part numbers and approved supply lists, in addition to the potential for yield loss as a result of running the parts through the additional dipping process, said Fred Farris, IR’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, HiRel Business Unit.
"In contrast, IR’s solution enables customers to purchase leaded products, thereby avoiding the need for costly re-qualification as well as extended lead times and yield loss associated with solder dipping and re-testing of the finished products. As the number of suppliers offering leaded products continues to dramatically decrease, IR is committed to providing its customers in the military, aerospace and biomedical markets the peace of mind that their supply needs will be supported on a long term basis using the same assembly process that they have come to know and trust from IR," added Farris.
For those customers in need of uptesting, IR’s HiRel Business Unit offers Testing Services to end customers seeking critical electrical, reliability and qualification testing. The breadth of IR’s standard offerings includes a wide combination of electrical testing, die services, quality compliance, device evaluation, environmental testing, and packaging services for MOSFETs, diodes, IGBTs, bipolar transistors and power ICs housed in a broad range of industry-standard packages. Radiation testing is offered as a non-standard offering. In addition to standard offerings, custom requests are reviewed for consideration.
Services are performed in IR’s 68,000 ft2, JANS, Class K, ISO4001, ISO9001, and AS9100 certified facility in Leominster, Massachusetts. The state-of-the-art facility designs and manufactures IR’s discrete components, power modules and motor controllers for high reliability applications.