Stand – N621, Birmingham NEC 12-13 April

Farnell, the leading multichannel distributor is exhibiting at the National Electronics Week in Birmingham on 12th and 13th of April. Gary Nevison, Farnell’s Head of Legislation and Compliance, will be providing the latest updates on Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) recast and REACH regulations.

A seasoned product and legislation expert at global electronics distributor Premier Farnell for almost 35 years, Nevison has spoken extensively at legislation and environmental seminars around the world, serves on the Electronic Component Supply Network, and writes popular legislation blogs and articles for major electronics industry publications.

While RoHS was put into effect by the European Union (EU) on July 1, 2006, it impacts any electrical and electronics manufacturer who is conducting global business. The original directive restricted six substances in the manufacturing of products across eight broad categories of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), including IT equipment. The recast, agreed in September 2010, will eventually include category 11, which will include all EEE not captured in categories 1 to 10, unless specifically excluded. The recast also outlines the dates when medical devices and monitoring and control instruments (along with additional exemptions) will fall within scope.

element14, Farnell’s collaborative global electronics community is also providing additional resources and guidance on its comprehensive legislation page to help manufacturers and design engineers to better understand the recent changes made to the scope of the RoHS Directive. An informative free RoHS eBook, available to download on the portal, addresses the recent recast changes and “live” chat with Gary Nevison, are available to demystify and expedite compliance.

Also at the stand will be STMicroelectronics, the global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions, showcasing their latest STM32 microcontrollers and SPEAr microprocessors along with MCU based RF solutions and the iNEMO sensor platform.

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