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SAMSUNG Opens Eco-product Online Service for RoHS-Compliant Semiconductors


June 12, 2006

Seoul, Korea - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, today launched an online service to support customers with requirements for RoHS- (Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment) compliant products. The new online service provides easy and instant access to documentation necessary for RoHS compliance, including declaration letters and material declaration sheets.

The RoHS Directive, declared by the European Union in February 2003, covers restrictions placed of the use of certain hazardous substances in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment. This directive will ban the sale of electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed-upon levels of six identified substances* in the EU market beginning July 1, 2006.

Samsung’s online support site for environment management provides an overview introduction on the company’s environment-friendly management along with a search index for environment-friendly products.

The new link ( also provides product certificates and material declaration sheets that will assure compliance to the RoHS Directive. The Web-based availability of the compliance materials is expected to shorten response time greatly as it instantly delivers certificates based on a customer’s choice of products. The site is linked to a database of more than 8,000 commodity semiconductor solutions. Custom System LSI products are not part of the new Web site and instead will be available through conventional customer contacts.

Samsung Electronics’ Semiconductor Business implements environment-friendly measures throughout the full product development and manufacturing lifecycle. Development of environment-friendly products was initiated in 1998 with lead-free products. Samsung expanded its base of products free from hazardous substances to halogen-free products in 2005.

Another environmentally-focused measure that Samsung has implemented in conjunction with green management is a hazardous-substance-free procurement system, dubbed “green procurement,” which screens hazardous substances from their raw materials’ level to facilitate production of environment-friendly products.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 120 offices in 57 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs.
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