11/13/2003 - California Micro Devices (NASDAQ: CAMD), a leading supplier of Application Specific Integrated PassiveTM (ASIPTM) devices for the mobile, computing and consumer electronics markets, announced it had received Sony Corporation's (NYSE: SNE) Green Partner certification. The certification recognizes that California Micro Devices has successfully established a worldwide environmental management system meeting the standards of the Sony Green Partner Program. California Micro Devices is one of the first companies to receive this certification from Sony. Earlier this year, Sony announced it would limit its procurement of products and materials to only those suppliers that have qualified as Green Partners.
Sony’s Green Partner Program
Sony established its Green Partner Standards in July 2001 with the goal of encouraging suppliers to introduce Green Partner environmental management systems. In March 2002, Sony established a set of “Management regulations for environment-related substances to be controlled which are included in parts and materials.” Environment-related substances to be immediately banned or reduced were identified, and further clarified in the Sony “Green Partner Environmental Quality Approval Program.” In order to receive certification, companies are required to:
"We are pleased to be one of the first companies to pass Sony’s rigorous environmental standards,” said Robert V. Dickinson, president and CEO of California Micro Devices. "Sony is a valued customer, and their extensive certification process validates our leadership and commitment to producing environmentally-friendly products, which are designed in to a broad range of mobile phones, personal computers and consumer electronics products.”
California Micro Devices’ Lead Free Initiatives
On August 25, 2003, California Micro Devices announced its lead free mobile products initiative, becoming the first manufacturer to offer a complete portfolio of lead free Application Specific Integrated PassiveTM (ASIPTM) products for wireless handsets and PDAs. Today, in a separate release, California Micro Devices announced that initial lead free versions of its popular ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection, EMI (electromagnetic interference) filtering and power management devices for PC and consumer products are already sampling with key customers. Samples of all of California Micro Devices’ PC and consumer products will be available in lead free package options by Q104, with the most popular available by Q403.
About California Micro Devices Corporation
California Micro Devices Corporation is a leading supplier of application-specific analog semiconductor products for the mobile, computing, and consumer electronics markets. Key products include Application Specific Integrated Passive (ASIPTM) devices and power management ICs. Detailed corporate and product information may be accessed at www.calmicro.com.
ASIPTM and Application Specific Integrated PassiveTM are trademarks of California Micro Devices.
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