Tech news tagged ‘rohs’

ITT shows rugged connectors

ITT and its Cannon brand showed its VG95234 connectors at Electronica. Theyprovide an alternative to traditional cadmium plating…

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QorIQ processors support non-RoHS aerospace processes

Under the framework agreement between e2v and Freescale, e2v is offering non-RoHS qualified QorIQ processors for the aerospace and defence industries which have both a demand and approval to use non-RoHS electronic components. The processor packages have undergone de-balling and re-balling processes, and are tested for…

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Cadmium-free quantum dot firm wins major LED lighting deal

Nanoco, a UK-based manufacturer of cadmium-free quantum dots, has signed a joint development agreement with a global lighting company which is major producer of LED lighting products. The collaboration will see the university spin-out’s cadmium-free quantum dots (CFQD) technology used in high volume LED lighting…

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RoHS recast is coming, the medical market prepares

Guest columnist Peter Winnington-Ingram, senior site director at Plexus, looks at the impact the recently adopted RoHS 2.0 EU Directive will have on the development of medical systems RoHS was introduced by the European Union in 2003 with the intention to regulate the large amounts of toxic electronic…

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Industrial growth leads Avnet profits

A healthier global economy helped Avnet grow fiscal Q2 sales above the seasonal norm but favourable currency translations also lent a hand. Revenues for the three months ended 2 January went up 13.2% to $4.83bn or 10% when for-ex conversions were excluded, while profits of $162m compared…

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Trading conditions improving, says Electrocomponents

Electrocomponents, owners of RS Components, has reported steadily improving trading conditions in the distribution market.  Group sales in the first six months of the year were 15.3% lower at £447.2m. But the company reported a gradually improving trading position.  “Group sales declined by 17% in the first quarter…

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Trends and Technologies

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Comment: US inches towards RoHS-stlye rules

The US is considering adopting its own RoHS-style rules on the use of hazardous substances such as lead, mercury and cadmium in electronics products. However, the likelihood of the Environmental Design of Electrical Equipment (EDEE) Act making it into US law seems far from certain. What is certain is…

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Battery manufacturers beware of European rules

Further to the implementation of the RoHS and WEEE Directives, the electronics industry is now facing its latest challenge with new battery regulations.

Stricter rules on manufacturing and recycling batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) for UK businesses have been introduced through the implementation of the European batteries Directive (EU Batteries…

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RoHS2 is coming – will it work better than RoHS?

Nearly two and a half years on from the introduction of the RoHS Directive, it may be an appropriate time to examine how did we all do?   If the National Weights and Measures Laboratories (NWML) experience is typical across Europe, then probably not very well.  In the early days of…

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