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May 2005 -  For immediate release ...

 
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THAT Corporation Offers More Lead-Free Options

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Pb-free THAT1203S

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Lead-Free THAT1203S-U
InGenius Line Receiver IC

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Milford , MA - Electronics manufacturers that sell outside the US have recently been faced with the need to eliminate lead in their circuit boards in order to comply with EU standards on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). THAT Corporation is responding to customer demand by offering more analog integrated circuits in lead-free packages. The latest THAT ICs to go "unleaded" are their 1510/1512 microphone preamplifiers, 4320 Analog Engine and THAT's mainstay 2181 through-hole VCAs.

There has not yet emerged a single industry-wide, lead-free standard for IC leg-frame finish. THAT’s newest product lines use a nickel/palladium/gold (Ni/Pd/Au) finish. Their engineers feel that this is one of the best plating options. This plating scheme is compatible with older lead-bearing and the new no-lead soldering processes. In addition, these new products use a "green" plastic mold compound for encapsulation. The compound is more environmentally friendly than previous compounds. Samples are currently available upon request.

Other lead-free product lines already shipping from THAT Corporation include the InGenius® Balanced Line Receiver ICs, 124x series standard line receivers as well as the 2181 surface mount VCAs . All product offerings from THAT Corporation will be lead free by the end of 2005.

About THAT Corporation
THAT Corporation, founded in 1989, designs, manufactures, and sells high-performance analog integrated circuits for professional audio manufacturers. THAT’s ICs include InGenius® input and OutSmarts® output stages, low-noise preamplifiers, Analog Engine® processors, and its original line of Blackmer® voltage-controlled amplifiers (VCAs) – all used throughout the pro audio industry. Under the dbx-tv® brand name, THAT also licenses patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property to the TV broadcast and reception industries. These include Total Sonics™, Total Surround™, and Total Volume™, audio enhancement technology and digital implementations of worldwide legacy TV audio receiver standards. The company is headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts, with offices in Milpitas, California.

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  THAT Corporation, 45 Sumner Street, Milford, MA 01757-1656 , USA
  Telephone: +1 (508) 478-9200; Fax +1 (508) 478-0990
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  Ken Nevard, IC Marketing Manager
  Tel: +1 (508) 478-9200 x108
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