4/13/2004 - IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company, announced that it has received a green-partner certificate from Sony Corporation for the development of environmentally sensitive products. Green partners must develop products that comply with Sony’s environmental standards, and Sony procures parts and materials for its products solely from green-partner suppliers.
The Sony green-partner standards were established in July 2001 with the goal of encouraging suppliers to introduce green-partner environmental management systems. As a green partner, IDT must:
IDT completed the Sony green partner audit in April 2003 and received the official green-partner certificate in September 2003.
“We are pleased to receive this recognition from Sony as it represents our success in working with customers to develop environmentally safe products,” said Anne Katz, vice president of worldwide assembly and test operations at IDT. “IDT recognizes global environmental issues and has established a program beyond the Sony green-partner program to mandate green policies and procedures across all of our products.”
IDT Green Initiatives
IDT has developed a strategy to ensure the production of environmentally friendly products. The company is working to employ the various phases of its plan, including the implementation of a lead-free plating process and lead-free solder balls, and the utilization of green materials that are consistent with the company’s internal assembly and external assembly subcontractors. While the company’s long-term goal is to convert all plastic package products to green product packaging, IDT will continue to support customers who require non-green products and will work closely with its customers to ensure a seamless conversion to green products during the next several years. As customer criteria and test methods emerge, IDT will update, revise and add to its qualification testing. A significant number of IDT green products are currently available with a greater number becoming available after April 2004.
IDT is a global leader in preemptive semiconductor solutions that accelerate packet processing for advanced network services. IDT serves communications equipment vendors by applying its advanced hardware and software technologies to create flexible, highly integrated solutions that enhance the functionality and processing of network equipment. IDT accelerates intelligent packet processing with products such as network search engines (NSEs), programmable content inspection engines (CIEs), flow-control management (FCM) ICs and its family of InterpriseTM integrated communications processors. The portfolio also comprises products optimized for communications applications, including telecom products, FIFOs, multi-ports, and clock-management products. In addition, the product mix includes high-performance digital logic and high-speed SRAMs to meet the requirements of leading communications companies.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company employs approximately 3,100 people worldwide and has a wafer manufacturing facility in Oregon, and test and assembly facilities in the Philippines and Malaysia. IDT stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” The company is included in the S&P 1000, which is a combination of the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 Indices, and is also part of the S&P SuperComposite 1500, which combines the S&P 500, MidCap 400, and SmallCap 600. Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com.
IDT, Interprise and the IDT logo are trademarks of Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
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