The No-Lead Manufacturing Initiative at NEMI
Dr. Srinivas T. Rao
Co-Director of Planning, NEMI
Vice President of Technology, Solectron Corporation
Milpitas, CA 95035
NEMI is actively working to create manufacturing solutions that will address the interests of manufacturers to meet impositions of legislative laws and those fueled by green consumer products. While the term “WEEE directive” is known to many not everyone has assessed the potential impact on their business. The ‘WEEE’ directives are most likely to be adopted in mid 2003, and a number of European countries have already adopted their own laws. These laws may be more or less strict than the WEEE directive. Japanese companies are already engaged in eliminating lead from electronics.
To address the manufacturing needs of OEMs and EMSs NEMI’s initiatives are targeted towards:
This presentation presents a status report on the Lead-free initiative at NEMI.