Fiber Optics

Fiber Optics Semiconductor Division Lead-Free Initiative

Fiber Optics Lead Free Initiative
Beginning July 1 2006, based on the legislation enacted by European Union, the directive of the restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) makes manufacturers responsible for eliminating the products that contain - Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavlent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) or Plybrominated Dipenyl Etheres (PBDE).

A significant proponent of RoHS legislation is the ban on lead, which directly affects fiber optics transceivers.



Lead (Pb) -Free is defined by JEDEC-J-STD-006A as follows: electronics products are considered Lead-Free when none of their components or raw materials contain (Pb) that is intentionally added, or contain more than 0.1% of incidental Pb impurities by weight.

Please e-mail us with your questions on Avago Technologies' lead-free initiative for Fiber Optic products. Talk to the experts

Documents & Downloads


Lead (Pb Free) - RoHS-Compliance Program Overview (243 KB, PDF)


Product Changes Notice (PCN) - RoHS Labelling Communication Dec. 2006 (232 KB, PDF)
Parts Affected: All Avago Technologies' RoHS Parts