Fujitsu goes lead free

Serves up a diet of healthier chips

Fujitsu has said that it will make all its products lead-free by the year 2002 and will unveil a line-up of chip with lead-free solder by next October. The Japanese company has developed two types of lead-free solder, according to AziaBizTech. One is used for printed circuit boards and the other for parts assembly. There will be a three-step path to lead free products, the company said. First, a range of lead-free microchips will be released by October 2000. Second, a target has been set for half of all PCBs used in Fujitsu's products to be lead-free by December 2001. And finally, the company aims to eliminate lead from all its products by December 2002. ®

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