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 Product Environmental Compliance at AMD

Article Number: PEC-1

AMD is actively committed to our role in protecting the environment by reducing the amount of hazardous substances in our products. As a member of JEDEC, the semiconductor standardization body of the Electronics Industries Alliance (EIA), AMD is working with customers and suppliers to comply with industry standards.

The European Union has enacted legislation (Directive 2002/95/EC) effective July 1st, 2006 that restricts the use of Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium, Poly-Brominated Bi-Phenyls (PBB), and Poly-Brominated Di-Phenyl Ethers (PBDE) in a wide variety of electronic products and applications that are put on the market in EU member countries. Its replacement, Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS-II) entered into force in 2011.

  • AMD offers Pb-free product versions which fully meet the definition of RoHS compliance:
  • Restricted substances are not intentionally added to the product

The presence of any of the restricted substances does not exceed the maximum stated concentration per homogeneous material as defined by the RoHS directive and shown in the following table:

Substance

Limit per
Homogeneous Material

Cadmium100 ppm
Lead1000 ppm
Mercury1000 ppm
Hexavalent Chromium1000 ppm
Poly-brominated Bi-Phenyls1000 ppm
Poly-brominated Di-Phenyl Ethers1000 ppm

 

Pb-Free / RoHS Compliant Standards

RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances):

The European Union has enacted legislation (Directive 2002/95/EC) effective July 1st, 2006 that restricts the use of Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium, Poly-Brominated Bi-Phenyls (PBB), and Poly-Brominated Di-Phenyl Ethers (PBDE) in a wide variety of electronic products and applications that are put on the market in EU member countries. Its replacement, Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS-II) entered into force in 2011.

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of CHemicals)

REACH is the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances. The law entered into force on July 1st, 2007. The REACH Regulation identifies substances of very high concern (SVHC). The SVHC list is updated twice per year (June and December). The most up-to-date REACH list can be found at http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/candidate-list-table.

Halogen-Free

AMD also a supplier of ‘low-halogen’ or ‘halogen-free’ parts which some customers define as each homogenous material having:
  • [Br] < 900 ppm,
  • [Cl] < 900 ppm, and
  • [Br] + [Cl] < 1,500 ppm.

MDDS (Material Declaration Data Sheets)

Product specific MDDS will be issued upon request. Please contact your sales representative or email Product_environmental.Compliance_Manager@amd.com for product specific MDDS documents.

Other links of interest include:

 

 


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