ADLINK Reveals Green Product Policy for Lead-free Products

6/10/2005 - ADLINK Technology Inc., a leading manufacturer of embedded computing products, announces its Green Product Policy to build environmentally-friendly products with the introduction of its first “green” product, the NuPRO-851.

The NuPRO-851 is a full-size single board computer with the Intel® 915GV and ICH6 chipsets. It supports the Intel® 90nm process Pentium® 4 CPU with VGA/LCD. The NuPRO-851 is built using completely lead-free components. It is the first product developed under the company’s Green Product Policy.

Similar to the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive, ADLINK Technology’s policy limits the use of hazardous substances to protect human health and the environment. ADLINK’s policy applies to both the production process and the materials purchased vendors. ADLINK is a globally-responsible manufacturer that protects the environment without compromising the quality of its products.

“ADLINK continues to work proactively with its industry peers and suppliers to clarify standards and identify technologies and procedures that reduce the use of hazardous substances such as tin and lead solders. When all of the materials in a specific product are lead-free, we will announce it as a green product,” said ADLINK President Jim Liu.

ADLINK plans to introduce more lead-free products in 2005. Two CompactPCI single board computers – cPCI-6841 and cPCI-6842 – and two ETX modules – ETX-333 and ETXp-IA533 – will be available in August while a high-performance IEEE488 GPIB interface card, the LPCI-3488, will be introduced later in the year.

Implemented in May of 2004, the Green Product Policy encompasses the purchase and use of products that are free of lead as well as other hazardous materials. This means lead-free manufacturing and compliance with other environmental standards such as clean air and waste water acts. ADLINK is also ISO-140001 certified which concerns environment management by minimizing harmful effects on the environment caused by manufacturing activities and continually improving its environmental performance. ADLINK actively enforces its Green Product Policy and works to encourage its suppliers to support these changes.

ADLNK Technology Inc.
ADLINK Technology is a leading manufacturer of high-performance, high-quality PC based add-on cards for test & measurement, automation and process control industries. ADLINK is also quickly emerging as a leader in industrial computing products with innovative passive backplane and CompactPCI platforms. ADLINK products are marketed globally through direct sales offices for OEM customers and an extensive network of worldwide sales channels.

The company has over 30% of its employees in research and development for the following product groups:

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