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The argument for Traceability and Testing of Electronic Components

The argument for Traceability and Testing of Electronic Components
According to the Cambridge Dictionary traceability is defined as: "The ability to discover information about where and how a product was made." End to end traceability of an electronic component is critical. Traceability is 'evidence' of the product being tracked through the entire supply chain. Traceability is confidence, but Inspection and testing are also vital to safeguard against counterfeits. Counterfeiters are improving their techniques and expertise all the time. We check all of our incoming stock upon receipt and then re-check it at the time of any order. Your testing procedures should start with a thorough visual inspection of the...

What is RoHS and why was it introduced?

What is RoHS and why was it introduced?
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) was essentially introduced to reduce risks to health and our environment. The main concern for the environment was the effect of contamination from landfill. When we ultimately dispose of our electronic devices to landfill, chemicals seep into the water table poisoning the environment and posing a risk to health. According to the European Commission: EU legislation restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC) and promoting the collection and recycling of such equipment (WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC) has been in force since February...

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