Environmental, Lead (Pb)-Free and RoHS Information

The elimination of hazardous materials from products is a global initiative, with each region or country imposing its own legislation to eliminate these harmful substances from the environment.

The European Union passed the "Restriction on Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment," or "RoHS" legislation 2002/95/EC, which became effective July 1, 2006 and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU, which was enforced from 2 January 2013.

People's Republic of China will enforce "Management Methods of Controlling Pollution Caused By Electronic Information Products", Ministry of Information Industry order #39 on 1 March 2007.

The transition to lead-free products is a complex task that affects all electronics component suppliers and poses many supply chain, handling and reliability challenges. It involves the replacement of materials used in solder finishes and printed circuit board assembly with non-lead-based material.

Avago Technologies offers a broad portfolio of RoHS-compliant products.  The use of new non-lead-based processes and materials make them fully compliant with the requirements of the RoHS directive. Rigorous testing procedures ensure the performance integrity of Avago's portfolio of products; regardless of the materials and processes employed.

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