Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Aug 2006 17:45 UTC, submitted by teigetje
RISC OS The new EU legislation that forces manufacturers to reduce the amount of harmful chemicals and materials in their products will affect the Iyonix. The computer's motherboard will require a costly resdesign in order to meet the requirements of the new RoHS rules, especially to meet the low-lead levels in the PCB solder, say contacts close to Castle. Well placed sources say that items manufactured before the July 1 deadline can still be shipped and sold. It is understood that the AdvantageSix A9 range is RoHS compliant. Castle have declined to comment. My take: It's a bird, it's a plane... No, it's the RoHS which Castle could've seen coming since 2003.
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RE: Ouch, but who cares?
by halfmanhalfamazing on Tue 1st Aug 2006 19:13 UTC in reply to "Ouch, but who cares?"
halfmanhalfamazing
Member since:
2005-07-23

That's how it always begins.

Set a precedent with the small and weak, then force it upon everybody.

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RE[2]: Ouch, but who cares?
by corentin on Wed 2nd Aug 2006 08:00 in reply to "RE: Ouch, but who cares?"
corentin Member since:
2005-08-08

> That's how it always begins.
> Set a precedent with the small and weak, then force it upon everybody.

Everybody (well... nearly everybody ;) in the electronics business was aware of RoHS for years!

They *had* the time to comply.

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