Lattice Ships Over Five Million Lead-Free Components

10/20/2004 - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced it has shipped over 5 million lead-free components, and continues to see a rapidly growing customer demand for these products. Lattice began shipping lead-free (Pb-free) components in 2001, and formally announced the launch of its lead-free product portfolio in February 2004. Shipping volume of lead-free devices has increased 290% since the beginning of 2003.

Lattice offers the industry's broadest standard, off-the-shelf lead-free PLD product portfolio, including simple programmable logic devices (SPLDs), complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs), field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), field programmable system chips (FPSCs), programmable analog devices, programmable clock generators and programmable digital interconnect devices, with more than 560 standard lead-free Ordering Part Number (OPN) combinations. All new products introduced by Lattice in the future will also be supported in lead-free configurations. All Lattice lead-free products are also RoHS (Restrictions on the use Of Hazardous Substances) compliant.

"We are proud to be the programmable logic industry leader in lead-free product development," said Randy Baker, Lattice vice president of manufacturing. "We are committed to conducting business in a manner consist with the efficient use of resources and materials, and the preservation of the natural environment."

Lead-Free Solutions from Lattice
Lattice has qualified a wide variety of package types in lead-free configurations. These qualified packages include the Thin Quad Flat Pack (TQFP), Fine Pitch BGA (fpBGA), Fine Pitch Super BGA (fpSBGA), Chip Scale BGA (csBGA) and Quad Flat-Pack (QFN). Product families currently supported in lead-free configurations include:

Backward Compatibility
All Lattice lead-free TQFP and QFN packages are backward compatible with conventional leaded manufacturing methodologies. This backward compatibility allows users to surface mount Lattice lead-free packages onto lead-based PCBs, and/or use Lattice lead-free packaging with leaded solders. This capability greatly simplifies the inventory management challenges associated with the migration from a conventional lead-based to a lead-free manufacturing environment.

Reflow Profile
Lattice lead-free packages are currently qualified to Level 3 moisture resistance with peak reflow temperatures of 245C, 250C or 260C, depending on the package configuration and consistent with the IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020, Moisture/Reflow Sensitivity Classification for Nonhermetic Solid State Surface Mount Devices.

Lead-free product information is available at, including datasheets with lead-free OPNs, a lead-free Green Packaging Product brochure, a Reflow Profile for Lattice lead-free products and Lattice's environmental policy. Lattice remains committed to continually reducing any adverse impact of its products on the world's natural environment, and works closely with its customers and suppliers to identify and rapidly eliminate hazardous substances from its products.

About Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops and markets the broadest range of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), Field Programmable System Chips (FPSC) and high-performance ISPTM Programmable Logic Devices (PLD), including Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD), Programmable Analog Chips (PACTM), and Programmable Digital Interconnect (GDXTM). Lattice also offers industry leading SERDES products. Lattice is "Bringing the Best Together" with comprehensive solutions for today's system designs, delivering innovative programmable silicon products that embody leading-edge system expertise.

Lattice products are sold worldwide through an extensive network of independent sales representatives and distributors, primarily to OEM customers in the fields of communications, computing, computer peripherals, instrumentation, industrial controls and military systems. Company headquarters are located at 5555 NE Moore Court, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124-6421, USA; telephone 503-268-8000, fax 503-268-8037. For more information about Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, visit

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