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RoHS July 2014 Deadline: Medical Devices and Control Instruments

In 2011, the European Union issued a new directive that updates and supersedes RoHS; it has come to be known as the RoHS Recast or RoHS 2. Under the updated directive, as of July 22, 2014, RoHS restrictions will apply to … Continue reading

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Patty and the Professor: What Homogeneous Means

Folks, Let’s see how Patty and Pete are doing with their Medical Device RoHS Crisis …. Patty and Pete sat in a plane on the runway of the Manchester, NH, airport. Patty was just calming down after Jeff Sparkel  told … Continue reading

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‘Per Homogeneous Material’ Also Applies to Medical Devices Under RoHS

Folks, It’s been awhile, let’s see what Patty is up to…. Patty was in her office, finishing lunch and reading Golf Digest. She was happy to see Tiger Woods doing better, but a little disappointed he didn’t do well in … Continue reading

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RoHS, Six Years After

Folks, I was at IPC Apex Expo the other week.  San Diego is a great venue for the show, but I always forget how cold it can be (55°-65°F) this time of year. While at the show, I was interviewed … Continue reading

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China Chemical Registration

As of March 1, 2013, the following must obtain an appropriate Registration Certificate for Environmental Management Registration for Hazardous Chemicals in China: newly established companies that produce hazardous chemicals companies using hazardous chemicals for production purposes companies importing or exporting … Continue reading

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New RoHS Exemption Consultation

There is a new consultation for RoHS exemptions going on now. It started on Friday, Nov. 9. This stakeholder consultation runs for 12 weeks from now through Feb. 1. From Philips to Toshiba Semiconductor and Xerox, the list of interested stakeholders in the … Continue reading

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New EU RoHS 2 Guidance FAQ

Guidance document in the form of a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the RoHS Recast has been published. The RoHS Recast entered into force on July 21, 2011, and requires Member States to transpose the provisions into their respective national … Continue reading

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The New RoHS

In RoHS news, the real news is that the RoHS2 is really just RoHS.  We still hear people talking about “RoHS2″ and “RoHS Recast”  — and there is simply no such thing:  there is just RoHS.  Yes, there were significant … Continue reading

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Is Flat the Next Big Thing?

The Human Media Lab at Queen’s University, Canada and Arizona State University’s Motivational Environments Research group have teamed up to create what’s been dubbed the “PaperPhone.”  The phone was created with the same e-ink technology found in the Kindle e-book … Continue reading

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RoHS Recast — Regulatory Update Made Official

The Council of the European Union (“the Council“) officially revised the RoHS directive on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.  The chemical restrictions will now apply to all electrical and electronic equipment, as well as to cables and spare … Continue reading

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