14 Nov
Conflict Minerals Compliance – The Deadline Is Approaching

May 31, 2014 is a key date for all public companies listed with the SEC, as the first Conflict Minerals Report has to be filed by this day. The Conflict Minerals Rule enacted by the SEC,as part of the Dodd-Frank …

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8 Nov
EU RoHS 2 Compliance-Some of the important details that you must know

ROHS, the Directive to limit or rather ban the usage of dangerous substances in electrical and electronic equipments manufacturing, was put-forth by the European Union in February 2003. Five years after the launch of RoHS 1, EU has now adopted …

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4 Nov
Must-Know Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Conflict Minerals

It’s been almost a century since Democratic Republic of Congo has been consistently exploited for its vast natural resources & mineral wealth. According to the reports submitted before the Congolese Parliament, a few years back, the investigation committee had uncovered …

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27 Oct
Maintaining Environmental Compliance

Are you a manufacturer who frequently introduces new and updated version of your products in the market? Have you ever checked whether your products maintain environmental compliance or do they contribute to the increasing electronic waste? Ensuring the proper disposal …

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23 Oct
RoHS and WEEE – to minimize e-waste

The Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, popularly known as the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS), and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE), were two of the …

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19 Oct
Environmental compliance services – beyond the EU

For the average office, environmental compliance management probably rotates around waste recycling and energy usage. However, for the electrical or mechanical engineering company things are far more complex, especially if you ship goods abroad. RoHS, WEEE and REACH EU regulations …

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13 Oct
GADSL and the ELV directive – how do they affect your company?

The ELV (end of life vehicle) directive is similar to the RoHS and WEEE compliance schemes, in that it was an EU directive designed to restrict the amount of hazardous materials reaching the environment. This was achieved in two ways: …

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7 Oct
Does your ASIC design reflect a conflict of material interests?

Every printed circuit board and VLSI design seems to rotate around checking if solders are RoHS compliant, and if corrosion coatings obey the REACH directive. Now, there’s a new question – does it involve using conflict minerals? Conflict minerals have …

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25 Sep
Annex II of the ELV directive relaxes rules for automotive system development

Automotive hardware design is a lucrative area for mechanical engineering professionals – but fraught with environmental compliance management issues. As well as GADSL and the international material data system, there’s also the ELV (end of life vehicle) directive. Like the …

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19 Sep
Changes to ELV directive make life easier for automotive system designers

ELV compliance management can be a time-consuming and confusing issue for those involved with automotive mechanical engineering, or who make embedded firmware for the automotive industry. However, a recently added annex to the ELV directive has made environmental compliance management …

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