Design Chain Associates Announces BOM RoHS-Compliant Lead-free Transition Service

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San Francisco — Design Chain Associates LLC announces a new service to help electronics OEMs speed their transition to component-level compliance with the European Union's Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2002/95/EC.The EU RoHS directive, also know as the lead-free directive, identifies six materials that must be virtually eliminated from a great deal of electronic equipment before it is shipped into the EU after July 1, 2006. These materials include lead (Pb), hexavalent chromium (Chromium IV), cadmium, mercury, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). These materials can be used in semiconductors, package lead finishes, cables, switches, relays, plastic housings, CRTs, hardware (screws, nuts), lamps, PCBs and other places.Through DCA's relationships with, and knowledge of, the component supply base as well as with various service providers we provide the most rapid and complete turn-around available today for this important task.DCA also provides other services that help electronics OEMs achieve compliance with the EU's RoHS and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directives such as seminars, design for environment (DFE) and component engineering.

Design Chain Associates' consulting services help electronics OEMs speed product time-to-market, reduce supply chain risks, and lower costs while increasing engineering and procurement efficiency. For more information, visit



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