The Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical
and electronic equipment 2002/95/EC | commonly referred to as the Restriction of Hazardous
Substances Directive or RoHS) was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union. The
RoHS directive took effect on 1 July 2006, and is required to be enforced and become
law in each member state. This directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials
in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. It is closely
linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC
which sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for electrical goods and is part
of a legislative initiative to solve the problem of huge amounts of toxic e-waste. -
RoHS | WEEE Resources
5-Trees, LLC | 781-552-9585
| Burlington, MA
Worldwide environmental compliance documentation services for electronics
Abracon Corp | | 949-546-8000 | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Committed to addressing the environmental
compliance issues that face the electronics industry. Our environmental project encompasses
not only Lead-Free and RoHS, but also Packaging Waste and any other directives or legislation
that will be required in the future.
AVX | Myrtle Beach, SC
Information on RoHS compliance
legislative requirements, product family status and recommended soldering profiles.
| +44 (0)2476 710222 | UK
Our goal is to help companies minimize the financial and
administrative burden the RoHS legislation introduces, whilst complying fully with their
legal obligations across Europe.
E-Certa | 812-323-7824
| Bloomington, IN
An independent RoHS compliancy service center providing its clients
with impartial and accurate test results, giving clients a third party liability protection
buffer between them & their prospective customers.
EMA Design Automation | 800-813-7494 | Rochester, NY
Offers a unique approach called Compliance by Design.
Ltd | +44 (0) 1372 367000 | UK
Lead-free & RoHS Directive compliance
Fairchild Semiconductor | RoHS product search.
RoHS compliant products
and information; was first to market with a Step by Step Guide to Compliance, Technical &
Legislation Manual, fully RoHS Compliant Catalogue, dedicated RoHS website.
GreenSoft Technology | 323-254-5961 | South Pasadena, CA
Provider of environmental compliance content
management tools and services for the global electronics industry including BOM scrubbing
and parts cleansing, RoHS status information, material composition data, lifecycle information,
lead-free manufacturing data.
Green/Pb (Lead) Free Initiative, now offers an extensive portfolio of "Pb-Free and
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| 888 400 0084
Provides global consulting, training and laboratory testing services
to help clients practice effective controls to reduce the risk of RoHS non-compliance
for restricted substances (RS).
Compliance information on various product lines.
Linear Technology | 408-432-1900 | Milpitas, CA
on RoHS & WEEE compliant products.
All parts in the Electrical product lines shown here meet the material restrictions
of RoHS, as proposed by the RoHS Technical Adaptation Committee.
| 408-239-8000 | Santa Clara, CA
RoHS product compliance information.
RoHS compliance certificates by product series.
Schurter Electronic Components | ++41 +41 - 369 31 11 | Switzerland
Support for environmental initiatives.
RoHS Support Center.