Dearborn, Mich. (ots-PRNewswire) - Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC)
today announced the automotive industry's first use of lead-free
solder paste in a printed wiring board (PWB) electronic module.
Visteon received approval from Ford Motor Company to manufacture and
supply its Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) transceiver module using
the lead-free solder. The PATS transceiver module is supplied by
Visteon's Cockpit Strategic Business Unit (SBU).
The PATS module is a security device used to prevent a vehicle's
ignition from activating unless a unique access code is present that
matches the vehicle's engine control module. The application of this
environmentally friendly technology demonstrates Visteon's commitment
to protecting the environment, as well as a high level of
"This technology illustrates Visteon's environmental leadership
efforts. Additionally, it will enable us to meet future worldwide
government requirements, while meeting the needs of our customers,"
said Gary Mayo, Director of Environmental Affairs for Visteon. "We
are pleased to provide this first-ever lead-free PWB solder
technology to Ford Motor Company."
The lead-free solder PATS module uses a lead-free solder paste to
replace the tin-lead (Sn-Pb) alloy solder. Visteon has been
researching and developing this technology for several years and it
has exceeded performance requirements in both laboratory analysis and
in-vehicle testing. The implementation of this technology is a
significant step forward in the manufacturing and supply of lead-free
electronics modules due to the anticipated restrictions on the use of
all but trace amounts of lead in most or all vehicle components in
North America, Europe, and Japan.
Visteon Corporation is a leading full-service supplier that
delivers consumer-driven technology solutions to automotive
manufacturers worldwide and through multiple channels within the
global automotive aftermarket. Visteon has a global delivery system
of more than 130 technical, manufacturing, sales, and service
facilities located in 23 countries. It has 81,000 employees working
in three business segments: Dynamics and Energy Conversion; Comfort,
Communication and Safety; and Glass.
This press release contains forward-looking statements made
pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Words such as "estimated" and "potentially" signify forward-looking
statements. Forward- looking statements are not guarantees of future
results and conditions but rather are subject to various risks and
uncertainties, some of which are and will be identified as "Risk
Factors" in Visteon's SEC filings. See "Risk Factors" section of
Visteon's prospectus dated June 13, 2000 as filed with the SEC on
June 14, 2000. Should any risks and uncertainties develop into actual
events, these developments could have material adverse effects on
Visteon's business, financial condition and results of operations.
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