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03
October
2006

RoHS era drives changes in design priorities

Months after the enforcement of the European Union's ban on the use of six environmentally unfriendly materials, designers have clear evidence that failure to meet the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive means lost sales.
Palm Inc. recently announced that its Treo 650 smart phone is no longer being shipped to Europe, since it doesn't meet RoHS requirements. And several Apple Computer Inc. products will not be sold in Europe for the same reason.

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