Total Parts Plus Inc., a provider of obsolete electronic components as well as environmental compliance services, has developed a China RoHS labeling solution. China’s labeling requirement is the first phase of its RoHS directive. The identification of toxic and hazardous substances must be included on labels for electronic products by March 1, 2007. Total Parts Plus has created a Web-based application that allows users to quickly identify the component substances and export the data in a pre-defined label format. “The China RoHS labeling solution provides a quick and user-friendly means for acquiring the data needed to meet the labeling requirements,” says John Hsu, vice president of engineering at Total Parts Plus.
China RoHS comes with strict labeling requirements, as shown by this example of a China RoHS label.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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