By Shane Lasley
Data Mine North 

Overlooked tin connects the Digital Age

Critical Minerals Alliances 2022 - September 12, 2022

 

Last updated 9/15/2022 at 3:08pm

Tin solder is being used to repair a computer microcircuit.

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Tin alloy solder is the glue that makes the electrical connections in autonomous and electric vehicles, advanced robotics, renewable energy, and computers.

From flashlights to supercomputers, tin is the glue for an electronic age

Lost in the clamor for lithium, nickel and other metals needed for the batteries powering electric vehicles and modern electronics, or the rare earth elements that turn stored energy into motion, is the enormous need for a much more modest metal that is so fundamental to the advancement of technology that it almo...



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