Press Release

Solomon Systech Fully Complies with The European Union’s Restriction on Hazardous Substances Directive

(Hong Kong – 3 October 2005) – Solomon Systech (International) Limited (“Solomon Systech” or the “Group”, SEHK: 2878) a leading flat panel display IC company providing one-stop display IC solutions for high tech products, is pleased to announce it has achieved full compliance for all its products with the European Union (EU) “Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive (2002/95/EC)” requirements for the protection and sustaining of the “Green” Environment on 1 October 2005.


As a socially responsible global IC supplier, Solomon Systech is fully committed to deliver environmental friendly products to customers. Solomon Systech has been working with suppliers to ensure our products will protect the environment and meet EU’s latest legal requirements. European Union (EU) proposed the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive (2002/95/EC) on 27 January 2003 and to be implemented on 1 July 2006. Complementary to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive (2002/96/EC), it aims to protect human health and the environment by restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in new electrical and electronic equipment. It bans the use of six different materials (lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium and two flame retardants, namely polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)) in all new products introduced to the market after 1 July 2006. The Group guarantees all its products produced from 1 October 2005 onwards to meet the requirement, well ahead of EU’s schedule.


All products of the Group have been tested by accredited laboratories in compliance with the EU Directive, 2002/95/EC on RoHS. They include COG IC, TAB, COF w/ SMD, COF w/o SMD, QFP, QFN, BGA, SOT package ICs and Solder Bump Die.


All of Solomon Systech’s suppliers are also required to declare the fulfillment of RoHS compliance and/or products shipped to Solomon Systech are tested with conformance results. To sustain the conformance, Solomon Systech has imposed procedures to include RoHS requirements in material change control & audits, and requests suppliers to provide regular re-test reports.


As a long-term commitment, Solomon Systech shall continue its effort in participating and promoting the Green movement in the industry.



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