Suntsu Frequency Control, Inc. announced today that the company’s program to ensure that its products are Pb-free.

IRVINE, CA December 01, 2004 - Suntsu Frequency Control, Inc. announced today that the company’s program to ensure that its products are Pb-free and are in full compliance with European Union Legislation and the published Restrictions On Hazardous Substances(RoHS) banning Pb after July 1, 2006 has been completed.

 

100% Pb-free products presently shipping include:

 

· Crystals – HC-49/U, HC-49/S (SMD), UM-1, tuning fork, and all ceramic seam sealed packages.

· Oscillators – All ceramic packages.

· VCXO’s – All ceramic packages.

· TCXO’s – All ceramic packages.

 

The RoHS Directive also contains several express exemptions from its substance bans for certain lead applications and lead containing products. We will still supply many of our products within these exemption guidelines.

 

The goal of the program is to ensure that all components and assemblies are manufactured with Pb-free components and materials, and that all SMD product is able to withstand lead free soldering process using either conventional reflow profiles or Pb-free high temperature profile at temperatures not to exceed 260 deg. C.  Our goal is to provide frequency control devices that are in complete compliance with all lead free regulations well ahead of the timelines imposed by European Union.