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Payment of a financial obligation earlier than is expected or required.
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A heavy metal shown to cause learning disabilities, behavioral problems, seizures, and even death in children.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 3 to 4 million children had elevated lead levels in their blood in 1978. The number has now been reduced to several hundred thousand, but elevated lead levels in blood is still the leading environmentally induced illness in children.

Federal law that went into effect in 1996 requires sellers and landlords of properties built before 1978 (when lead-based paint became illegal) to do the following before any contract or lease becomes final:

1. Provide a copy of the EPA booklet, “Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home.”
2. Disclose any known information concerning lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards.
3. Provide any records and reports on lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards.
4. Include an attachment to the contract or lease (or language inserted in the lease itself) that includes a lead warning statement and confirms that the seller or landlord has complied with all notification requirements.
5. Provide home buyers a 10-day period to conduct a paint inspection or risk assessment for lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards.

The Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia by Denise L. Evans, JD & O. William Evans, JD. Copyright © 2007 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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For example, spot plating can selectively electrodeposit silver on specific functional areas instead of the entire lead frame surfaces.
A six-axis robot positions the lead frame precisely into the mould.
SDI is reportedly the world's No.1 manufacturer of LED (light emitting diode) lead frames, operating 19 production lines.
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In order to create the "lead frame" for their windows, the students used utility knives to remove the poster board from the spaces between the lines of the sketch.
It features Delphi compact models for plastic quad flat pack and plastic leaded chip carrier package families, support for multiple heat sources on a die, as well as for SmartPart Wizards, chip array, fine-pitch plastic ball grid array, and leadless lead frame package families.
These include BGA/CSP, multi-die, flip chip, lead frame, and power packages.
Typical molded tantalum capacitors are built using a tantalum pellet with an embedded anode wire that is long enough to be welded to the lead frame beyond the Teflon washer and a cathode connection that requires both additional height (for the epoxy attachment of the cathode paddle) and additional length (for the lead frame bend within the package).
In a conventional molded, J-lead package (FIGURE 4), the anode riser wire is welded to one side of the J-lead, while the tantalum element, which features an external cathode coating, is affixed to a lead frame pocket with conductive epoxy.
The GCL-536 series push button switch was designed to mate with customer insert molded and lead frame manufactured components in automotive interior applications.
The signal is coupled to the sensor plate by the capacitance between the device pin internal lead frame and the sensor plate.