FARNELL InOne has released the electronics industry's first RoHS (Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances) Directive compliant catalogue of electronic components.
Containing more than 1,600 RoHS compliant products, from suppliers such as National Semiconductor, EPCOS and AVX, the first issue is being mailed to 160,000 customers across 13 countries including Australia and New Zealand.
Also contained in the catalogue is 'A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance with the RoHS Directive', a countdown to compliance, and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
In addition to being available via the catalogue, all compliant products are also flagged on Farnell InOne's website - www.farnellinone.com.au - where design engineers can search for products using 'RoHS' as a search parameter, thanks to its state-of-the art search engine.
The website will be continually updated as new RoHS compliant products become available.
Kevin Yapp, marketing director for Europe Asia-Pacific at Farnell InOne, said a key concern for design engineers with regard to the RoHS Directive was access to a comprehensive and up-to-date range of compliant products.
“Farnell InOne has seen this need grow in recent months and worked hard to get the first RoHS compliant catalogue to customers' desks,” he said.
"We are working hard to support our customers as we get closer to the compliance date for RoHS, and have two key drivers to our approach. First, that RoHS will be a catalyst for us to improve our business processes, which will ultimately benefit our customers. Second, that the legislation is going to deliver positive environmental benefits in the long term and as such we should embrace it.
“We are therefore completely committed to continuing to help customers and suppliers alike through this time of change."
Copies of the catalogue are available by phoning 1300 361 005 in Australia or 0800 90 80 80 in New Zealand.