TI Supports Europe's Environmental Legislation Regarding Pb-Free/RoHS

11/10/2004 - Remaining true to its position in the semiconductor industry as a leader in environmental stewardship, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) announced that it has made significant progress in aligning its products with the European Union’s “Restriction on Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment,” or “RoHS” legislation.

TI’s “Pb-Free” products are RoHS compatible for all 6 RoHS substances. In addition to the substances restricted by RoHS, TI is addressing additional substances of concern through its “Green” mold compound initiative. TI defines “Green” to mean a mold compound that is Pb-Free and uses package materials that do not contain halogens, such as bromine or antimony above 0.1% of total product weight.

TI began its conversion of semiconductor products in the late 1980s. As the demand increased and the RoHS Directive was adopted, TI set an aggressive conversion schedule. TI will continue to drive aggressive schedules for Pb-Free conversions to support customers’ needs going into 2005. TI is actively monitoring the decisions around environmental legislation and will align its conversion with those decisions and the needs of our customers.

TI recognizes that customers require early availability of RoHS compatible semiconductor products. In order to manage this demand, TI has established an Eco-Friendly Solutions Program Office dedicated to supporting customers during this transition. In addition, TI provides a web site (www.ti.com/productcontent), which allows customers to enter a TI part number or customer-specific part number that has been registered with TI and obtain the complete material content, current production status, moisture sensitivity level, qualified reflow temperature, terminal finish and current status of Pb-Free or Green.

About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers’ real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company’s businesses include Sensors & Controls and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries.

Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web at: http://www.ti.com.

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