CONVERSION OF ONGOING PRODUCTS TO RoHS COMPLIANCEAuthor: Gary Schulte
Company: Rabbit Semiconductor
Date Published: 9/25/2005 Conference: SMTA International
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:
Key words: RoHS Compliant, components, AVL, conversion, manufacturer part number, supplier roadmap, inventory management
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