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September 2004

Toshiba Offers White Paper on Lead(Pb)-free Products

Irvine, CA— Demonstrating its commitment to support customers working to comply with pending environmental legislation by using Lead(PBS)-Free1 components, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announced it is offering a white paper entitled “Transitioning to Lead(Pb)-Free Manufacturing with Toshiba Semiconductor Products” on its website for designers, engineers, and developers of electronic components.

The guide is available as a PDF document at no cost from the TAEC website by visiting leadfree.toshiba.com, although registration is required. A printed version is also available.

One of the current environmental initiatives facing both semiconductor and electronics manufacturers is to comply with a variety of regulations from jurisdictions around the world that will regulate or restrict the use of lead(Pb). This paper, authored by TAEC’s Quality Assurance and Lead(Pb)-Free Implementation Team, addresses this pressing issue by presenting information on the industry initiative to transition to Lead(Pb)-Free products, along with technical details on Toshiba’s Lead(Pb)-Free products, transition schedule, inventory management procedures and other related information.

“Lead(Pb)-Free manufacturing compliance is one of the most pressing issues facing semiconductor and electronic components manufacturers in today’s global regulatory environment,” said Stephen Marlow, executive vice president for TAEC. “As a technology leader, TAEC is making solutions available to enable our customers to comply with pending Lead(Pb)-Free legislation by implementing new manufacturing procedures using new materials. We developed this white paper to provide information on how such a transition may be engineered smoothly and effectively.”


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