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What does NIPDAU stand for?

NIPDAU stands for Nickel-Palladium-Gold (based on the element abbreviations; plating for leads in RoHS compliant electronic components)

This definition appears somewhat frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Information technology (IT) and computers
  • Science, medicine, engineering, etc.

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Task force companies said they will require component suppliers to implement a set of recommendations for high-rel applications, including adoption of iNEMI-recognized whisker mitigation practices for tin lead-free plating processes, and to continue to provide non-whiskering finishes such as tin-lead or nickel-palladium-gold.
Developed to offer easy solutions to RoHS component transition challenges, RoHS "Gold" provides customers with the preferred finish for lead-frame based products, Nickel-Palladium-Gold (NiPdAu), which means no "tin whiskering" worries, as well as unique part numbers for easy Bill-of-Materials (BOM) management and easy on-line access to key material content information.
This initiative will be a major milestone in the company's efforts to make its product packaging more environmentally friendly by using nickel-palladium-gold frame technology -- an innovative technology that has been accepted by the market -- to shift lead-based products to lead-free.