Fairchild Reports RoHS Compliance of 95 Percent

October 19, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (South Portland, ME) announced that 95 percent of its products are Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)-compliant, and that all of the company’s products will be fully compliant well ahead of the July 2006 deadline. Fairchild is in nearly full compliance months ahead of the European Directive, which states that any electronic equipment supplier within the European Union must fully comply with RoHS requirements, including the removal of lead, by July 1, 2006. Fairchild maintains an website on RoHS and lead-free information at where customers can enter a part number and determine the package conversion date, product identification, and if the device is available to purchase or sample.

"Early compliance to RoHS reaffirms our commitment to make it easy to do business with Fairchild and to promote green products. From devices that conserve power to devices that are lead-free, we continue to provide environmentally friendly and power-efficient products," stated Fairchild Global Quality and Reliability Vice President Mark Rioux.