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|La historia se está convirtiendo cada vez más en una carrera entre educación y catástrofe. |
Herbert George Wells(1866-1946).
Escritor y filósofo político inglés.
|AMD Leads With Less Lead|
today announced it began this month offering microprocessors with reduced lead content to customers worldwide,
nearly one year in advance of a regulatory deadline to reduce lead in electronic products.
AMD is committed to
developing products that optimize energy use, save money and help protect the environment. AMD has been striving to
reduce the lead content of its PC processor and chipset products and to transition to lead-free for several
The European Union has established a directive that restricts the use of lead by
electronics manufacturers. The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation takes effect July 1, 2006.
AMD began offering RoHS-compliant* processors earlier this month, including the AMD Opteron™, AMD
Athlon™ 64, AMD Athlon 64 X2, AMD Athlon 64 FX, AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Technology and AMD Sempron™ families of
processors. AMD also has several RoHS-compliant chipsets already available, including the AMD-8111™, AMD-8131™,
AMD-8132™ and AMD-8151™ chipsets.
“AMD has been committed to using environmentally friendly
materials in our operations,” said Dirk Meyer, President and Chief Operating Officer of AMD’s Microprocessor
Solutions Sector. “AMD is steadfastly developing effective technical solutions that reduce lead content and achieve
RoHS compliance without sacrificing other product features.”
AMD began identifying solutions for
production of lead-free semiconductor packages in 2001. AMD has formed a lead-free research and development program,
and is working with suppliers and other industry leaders to establish lead-free standards and testing requirements,
as well as to identify lead substitutes.
In addition to its own manufacturing initiatives, AMD is
actively supporting a number of key consortia among industry, universities and trade associations to expedite the
development of lead-free technology.
Miércoles, 20 Julio, 2005 - 11:00