The European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive, which restricts the use of certain chemicals in electrical and electronic goods, has already had a profound effect on manufacturers of computers, appliances and other common products.
But the RoHS landscape is still changing. In 2011, the EU passed a new version of the directive, commonly called RoHS. This will affect a large number of companies – including some that might not even think of themselves as electronics manufacturers. We spoke to Mike Kirschner about the changes.