Avago Technologies today announced it has shipped its one-millionth fiber optic transceiver that is compliant with the European Union’s directive for Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). The lead-free, backward-compatible products have been designed as simple drop-in replacements in network infrastructure equipment including routers, switches, servers and storage systems.
“We’re helping our customers deliver environmentally compliant products without compromising performance or quality, in advance of the July 1 deadline,” said Ram Krishnan, vice president of operations for the Fiber Optics Products Division at Avago Technologies. “The rapid acceptance by customers also demonstrates how we can effect a smooth transition to lead-free products at no price premium.”
Beginning July 1, based on legislation enacted by the EU, manufacturers are responsible for eliminating the products that contain any or all of the six banned substances. More information about Avago’s lead-free fiber optic transceivers is available at www.avagotech.com/lead-free.