Public environmental-awareness has been increasing in the past years. In 2003, the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive was issued to limit the distribution of computers, telecommunication equipment and consumer electronics containing hazardous substances.
The objective of RoHS is to safeguard the environment and the health of humans in terms of pollution by limiting the use of specified hazardous substances. It was adopted in 15 countries in the EU on February 13, 2003 and it took effect on July 1, 2006.
After that, it was revised in 2011 and enforced from January 2013 under the common name of RoHS (II) Directive.
and the 10 substances subject to regulation are lead (Pb), hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE), DEHP (di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate), BBP (butyl benzyl phthalate), DBP (phthalate) di-n-butyl acid) and DIBP (diisobutyl phthalate).
The scope covers the above 11 items. We have been putting our effort into developing products to meet the RoHS compliance requirements.