TEWS TECHNOLOGIES, as a high-tech manufacturer of embedded I/O and CPU products based on open architecture standards, believes in conducting business in a manner that respects and preserves the environment. The RoHS directive is aimed at reducing the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment such as lead (Pb), mercury (Hg) hexavalent, chromium (Cr VI), cadmium (Cd) and poly-brominated flame-retardants (PBB and PBDE). From July 1, 2006, all new electrical and electronic equipment sold within the European Union must comply with this directive unless the application is specifically exempt from the RoHS directive.
Therefore TEWS policy regarding to the 2002/95/EC European Directive is as follows:
All of TEWS new products will be designed to meet the RoHS directive.
TEWS will produce RoHS-compliant versions of existing products, provided all required parts are obtainable RoHS-compliant with terms similar to the acquisition of the existing components. Products not eligible for compliancy may be redesigned. Eligibility for redesign will be made on a case-by-case basis. Redesigned product will match the original product in form, fit and/or function whenever possible.
Non-compliant products will continue to be available for all applications which are exempt from the RoHS directive and have a continuing requirement for leaded solder.
More information regarding RoHS compliancy is available on the specific product pages of www.tews.com. Colored RoHS symbols show the current RoHS status for each specific product.
Green: Product can be built in a RoHS compliant version.
Yellow: Product will require a redesign to become compliant to the RoHS directive.
Red: Product cannot be made compliant to the RoHS directive.
For all RoHS-compliant products new part numbers are assigned by adding an R suffix.
TEWS will continue to monitor vendors to ensure parts received are RoHS-compliant.