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|PIKA Technologies Inc. Announces Full Compliance with the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive|
PIKA on schedule to ship products according to EU legislation
Ottawa, Canada -February 2, 2006- PIKA Technologies Inc. today announced that they are on track to providing RoHS compliant boards in Europe, in accordance with the European Union (EU) directive. The legislation refers to the restriction of specific hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
"I'm pleased to report that beginning in June 2006, all analog and digital T1/E1 boards shipped to EU countries will be RoHS 6 or RoHS 5 compliant," stated Bob McKay, Manager of Hardware Design for PIKA Technologies, Inc. "Over the last year, we have been planning for the transition to RoHS compliant products, and therefore we are ready to respond to the needs of the market and our customers, ahead of the July 1st deadline."
After careful review of the legislation and its implications, PIKA conducted a comprehensive inventory of all components used in the manufacturing of their boards to determine the presence of any of the six restricted substances. "The directive includes limits for the use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBBs and PBDEs. We had to ensure that our manufacturing process reduced or eliminated the use of all these substances," continued McKay.
As Terry Atwood, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Care said: "Europe is an important market for us, and we are proud to have a loyal customer base in this region. Our compliance with this initiative is not only beneficial to the environment, but allows the PIKA development community to continue to build PIKA-powered applications with peace of mind."
Although RoHS compliance is focused on EU countries at this time, evidence points to similar legislation which may be forthcoming in other parts of the world, including North America. "PIKA will continue to remain up-to-date on legislative developments to ensure that we are prepared for any new requirements that emerge." McKay added.
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