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If you missed the web seminar, RoHS-WEEE—The Managers Role, there's still time to view it. The European Union's Restrictions on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directives are coming soon—July 1, 2006 to be exact. Although promulgated in Europe, RoHS and WEEE amount to a de facto global environmental standard for the world's electronics industry. Even for those companies that got a running start in complying with these directives, there is still plenty to do, and decisions have to be made. Much of the focus has been on solving technical issues. But what is the manager's role in the transition to a more environmentally clean industry? To find out, point your browser to the web seminar archive at


What's the most expensive electronics product you'll purchase this holiday season?

  • Desktop/Notebook Computer
  • HDTV/Home Theater System
  • Digital Camera/Camcorder
  • Game Console
  • MP3 Player
  • Other
  • No electronics for me this holiday season

To vote, go to


CES 2006
January 5-8, 2006 • Las Vegas NV

With 2,500 exhibitors occupying 1.5 million square feet of space, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world's largest annual consumer technology tradeshow. The 2006 International CES will expand to Innovations Plus at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, and feature emerging technology exhibitors, vertical market TechZones, co-located conference sessions, the Industry Insider series, and the prestigious Innovations award honorees.
To find out more about this event, visit:

"Joe Desposito's Blog"
This month Joe writes about spam and his adventures in trying to fight off the deluge of unwanted e-mail that lands in his mailbox every day. He writes about the anti-spam efforts of his company, takes a quick look at commercial products for dealing with the problem at home and gives a rundown of his own statistics when he plays the spam game without any help from third-party products.

bring a new level of the component sampling-process with this online application. It not only helps engineers access the samples they need, but also helps them monitor and manage the progress of their requests. Registration is required.
Awarded the Gold Achievement Award for Best Website at this year's NEDA (National Electronics Distributors Association) Conference in Chicago, SemiconductorStore's mission is to change the way that design engineers, buyers and engineering students research and buy electronic components online. The site provides detailed product and industry information as well as support tools and access to millions of parts.
RMS Communications Group Inc.
, a leading recycler and re-marketer of used cell phones, has established this web site so that people can donate their cell phones to law enforcement and related agencies that have a need for 911 emergency phones.
Global Access Marketing Inc.
has created a website where firms can receive assistance in obtaining a government contract number, the essential first step toward becoming a vendor for government projects. The company specializes in assisting aftermarket companies sell to the US Federal Government. GSA Contracts encompass all levels of procurement including city, county, state, federal, and USPS, as well as the Joint Services of the Department of Defense. In recent years GSA Schedules have been expanded, giving firms in almost every industry the ability to sell over four million commercial products and professional services directly to the Federal Government. Purchases from GSA contract holders are currently in the $25 billion range and are expected to ramp up to $30 billion within the next two years. GSA Contracts are also available to foreign firms provided they have a FOB Destination to the United States.


New for December is our updated listing of companies who supply Memory, Logic Devices, PGAs & FPGAs. Our Datasheet Central listing makes it fast and easy to link to the datasheets and application notes on vendor web sites. To visit Datasheet Central, go to and scroll down to Datasheet Central.

Company: EEPN

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