The European Commission is about to drop six exemptions from the RoHS directive. While a move of this order was expected, it still shows that design engineers need to be cognizant of changes in environmental regulations. the components they chose yesterday may not be compliant today. A recent article in EDN, a sister website of Design News, covers the proposed RoHS changes, outlines expected changes going forward, and explains what engineers can do to keep up with changes.
“ROHS changes keep design engineers vigilant” also offers links to further information on RoHS, the European Commission’s plans, and the status of enforcement