Newark InOne, a subsidiary of global distributor Premier Farnell plc and the leading small-quantity distributor of electronic components and test equipment in North America, announces that it is offering a new 580-page catalog devoted strictly to electronic products that are compliant with the EU's Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation. The front section of the catalog includes a detailed guide to help engineers in the US, Canada and Mexico to comply with RoHS, which takes effect July 1, 2006.
The 40,000 in-stock products in the catalog are divided into six sections: semiconductors, passive components, interconnect/wire & cable, electromechanical/power/ circuit protection, optoelectronics and soldering. Hundreds of top manufacturers are represented including Texas Instruments, On Semi, Maxim/Dallas, IR, National, Intersil, AMD, Fairchild, Freescale, Avago, Kester, Littelfuse, Honeywell, Tyco, Molex and Amphenol.
Newark InOne has issued new part numbers for all its compliant stock, even if the manufacturers have not done so. The distributor believes this is the only way to ensure that compliant and non-compliant parts can be identified easily, and properly segregated within its warehouse and their customers' stockrooms.
Paul Tallentire, president, Newark InOne comments: "We believe that it's vital that design engineers know exactly what their suppliers are shipping them Changing part numbers is just one aspect of our 10-step Quality Assurance policy, which gives our customers an extra measure of confidence in the compliant parts they purchase from us."
Distribution of the RoHS catalog will begin in March, but should be ordered now at www.newarkinone.com/catalog as quantities are limited. There is no charge for the catalog, and requests will be honored while supplies last. Newark InOne's complete Quality
Assurance policy, guides to RoHS compliance, lead-free webinars and more can be seen on the company's website.