6. Training & Education This paper addresses the components and materials aspects of the second goal, Conversion of Existing Products. It presents the magnitude of the task, details the plans that were made, explains the changes to those plans, and provides examples of what worked and what did not. Rabbit Semiconductor has approximately 615 products on the market. Building these products utilizes almost 4000 component manufacturer part numbers and over 1400 Rabbit Semiconductor component part numbers involving over 300 Component Manufacturers. This paper will provide details and insights into the following areas:
  • Training and Education
  • Timeline for producing RoHS Compliant product
  • Priorities for product conversion
  • Obtaining Supplier Roadmaps
  • Identifying RoHS Compliant Components
  • Qualifying RoHS Compliant Components
  • Cost Impacts
  • Inventory Management
  • Material Identification
  • Record Keeping
  • Key words: RoHS Compliant, components, AVL, conversion, manufacturer part number, supplier roadmap, inventory management">

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    CONVERSION OF ONGOING PRODUCTS TO RoHS COMPLIANCE

    Author: Gary Schulte
    Company: Rabbit Semiconductor
    Date Published: 9/25/2005   Conference: SMTA International


    Abstract: The Rabbit Semiconductor RoHS Team was organized in December of 2003 with the following goals:
    1. Infuse RoHS into New Product Development & Introduction
    2. Conversion of existing Products beginning October, 2005
    3. Development & implementation of MFG Lead Free processes and Technologies
    4. Rabbit chip conversion
    5. Qualification of "Lead Free" Suppliers & Material
    6. Training & Education

    This paper addresses the components and materials aspects of the second goal, Conversion of Existing Products. It presents the magnitude of the task, details the plans that were made, explains the changes to those plans, and provides examples of what worked and what did not.

    Rabbit Semiconductor has approximately 615 products on the market. Building these products utilizes almost 4000 component manufacturer part numbers and over 1400 Rabbit Semiconductor component part numbers involving over 300 Component Manufacturers. This paper will provide details and insights into the following areas:

  • Training and Education
  • Timeline for producing RoHS Compliant product
  • Priorities for product conversion
  • Obtaining Supplier Roadmaps
  • Identifying RoHS Compliant Components
  • Qualifying RoHS Compliant Components
  • Cost Impacts
  • Inventory Management
  • Material Identification
  • Record Keeping
  • Key words: RoHS Compliant, components, AVL, conversion, manufacturer part number, supplier roadmap, inventory management



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