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RoHS Database Software for EU, China, and Other Geographic Compliance Wins SMT Magazine’s Vision Award


Colorado Springs, CO: February 19, 2007. The GoodBye Chain Group (GCG) is pleased to announce that its MDW/1752 database software has been named the winner of SMT Magazine’s 2007 Vision Award in the Software category. GCG received the award in recognition of product innovation and excellence:

MDW/1752 software supports global RoHS-like legislation and the IPC Standard 1752 format. The program helps companies get up-and-running with a RoHS-related database in hours instead of days. MDW/1752 is a Windows-based application that any user can install without IT support. It provides the same functionality as much larger systems at 5–10% of the cost. It has an intuitive user interface, comprehensive Help, and a RoHS ‘encyclopedia’ of compliance information.

Component manufacturers use MDW/1752 to aggregate substance and material data. Contract manufacturers use MDW/1752 to roll-up information from suppliers and to provide sophisticated reports to their most demanding customers. Other customers use MDW/1752 as a low cost, easy to implement ‘material declaration management front-end’ for existing PLM and ERP systems.

At a celebratory dinner at APEX this evening in Los Angeles, SMT will present the Award to GCG. “Winning this award is a testimony to our extraordinary development team. It is also a testimony to our many installed customers who use MDW/1752 on a daily basis to analyze and cleanse full disclosure parts data, determine substance level part risk, and to create material declaration audit trails. These features give our customers a competitive advantage as they head into 2007, which we believe is proving to be “The Year of Full-Disclosure PPM Data”, said Jim Dills, Managing Director of GCG.

MDW/1752 allows companies to collect supplier data or to import purchased data from third-party firms such as GCG’s US reseller, PartMiner, Inc. GCG also has resellers in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

MDW/1752 web-based demos are held weekly on Tuesdays at 1 PM EST/10 AM PST. To participate, please contact MDW Customer Service at 888-422-4246, X89.

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About The GoodBye Chain Group
Originally focused on assisting companies to turn their waste streams into revenue streams, The GoodBye Chain Group (GCG) has specialized in RoHS and WEEE consulting for the past five years. GCG works primarily with SMEs, although it has several multi-billion dollar customers who equally rely on its breadth of industry knowledge and depth of compliance experience. GCG consultants have served on the IPC 1752 Working Group and the iNEMI Material Declaration Working Group. They have also provided RoHS trainings in China, Australia, and Mexico, as well as in the US. GCG was the only company invited to attend and speak at an EU stakeholder meeting on the Integrated Product Policy. GCG also provides audits, consulting, and training for WEEE, EuP, Design for Environment, and RoHS Compliance Assurance Systems.


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