ULi gets greener with lead-free chips

Posted on Friday, September 16 2005 @ 16:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ULi announces the availability of "Green" and lead-free solutions for all lines of products including core logic chipset, PC peripheral host controller and video/audio device controller.

ULi is responding as a globally responsible corporation, to be fully committed to provide eco-friendly products as an alternative solution for customers, where bond wire and substrate are finished with lead-free and halogen-free materials. ULi's move to lead-free manufacturing started in 2003, reflecting its high priority by incorporating environmental awareness into all corporate management policies throughout the whole company.

"It is globally essential for our industry to provide environmentally safe components for electronics systems. ULi continuously spearheads the drive for environmental friendly computing by offering Green and lead-free products that are cost-effective and maintains equivalent or improved levels of reliability," said Alex Kuo, President of ULi. "While other companies merely strive to meet the 'lead-free' requirements set by the RoHS directive, ULi goes beyond to opt for the 'Green' level, which encompasses an even wider range of restrictions and requirements."

ULi uses the "Green" standard as the basic premise for all our products and collaborates closely with vendors proposing the "Green" definition and monitoring methods, which are based upon current industry capability and accepted methodologies. ULi's definition of "Green" products is based on the impurity limits and levels for all pertinent elements and compounds restricted by the RoHS Directive as well as legislation enacted in Japan and other countries such as the Joint Electronic Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) standards.

ULi Green products are now available for sampling and shipment in volume quantities.

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