May 15, 2006

Electronics firm reports certification of compliance with EU's RoHS directive

TORONTO, ONT-SMTC, a mid-size provider of end-to-end electronics manufacturing services, recently reported that it complies with and has been certified to the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. "SMTC has reached a significant milestone of being able to conduct lead-free manufacturing and in offering our customers the highest quality of service that meets their compliance needs throughout the entire component and assembly processes," said Don Simpson, SMTC's senior vice-president of manufacturing and engineering. The company conducted an extensive assessment of its entire manufacturing operations, leveraging its unique "copy-exact" methodology, together with its rigorous testing and quality control measures, to expedite full transition to RoHS compliance consistently throughout all of its facilities. Standardized processes have been put in place across all of its services, ranging from design engineering and manufacturing process design to production controls and inventory management. In addition, since the initial release of the RoHS directive, SMTC has worked closely with suppliers to help them make appropriate provisions for compliance with all new materials and process changes. Recognizing the impact of the RoHS directive on its customers, SMTC has also worked to help them deal with the associated challenges they face. More information is available on its Web site,

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