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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Fairchild Semiconductor is now shipping its complete portfolio of basic marked components in configurations that conform to the RoHS directive. All may be ordered under the original base part number. This accommodates those customers mandating no part number change, and RoHS-compliant products may also be ordered to a unique Fairchild part number for those desiring a distinct part number delineating RoHS compliance.
A new RoHS-compliant symbol will adorn all of its boxes and reels, and the actual devices are marked with an alphanumeric date code to denote RoHS compliance. The company is currently implementing the JEDEC standard (JESD97) for part-labeling conformance, as well as the newly released IPC standard (IPC1752) for uniformity in material declaration. Fairchild continues to work with customers and distributors to identify and isolate non-compliant inventory, which many customers are still requesting for RoHS-exempt applications.
"In an effort to assist customers with their conversion process, Fairchild maintains a RoHS Website with easy-to-use information, including product conversion information, reliability requirements, and cross-reference data," says Mark Rioux, Fairchild's vice president of Quality and Reliability. "Additionally, we've added a RoHS knowledge base to the Website, offering self-service technical support where customers can obtain help for complex technical questions via e-mail dialogue with an expert in the company."
For more information, please visit www.fairchildsemi.com/products/lead_free.