September 12, 2002 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Electronics Opens Online Services for Environment-Friendly Products

Seoul, Korea - September 12, 2002: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the industry's leading semiconductor manufacturer, announces new online services for its "environment-friendly" products. As the demand and recognition of environment friendly measures increase, the company commences real-time information services to satisfy market needs.

Nations around the world continue to enact stricter bans on the content of hazardous materials in products. And such legislations have prompted a move led by the electronics industry to develop environmentally friendly "eco-products".

Samsung Electronics has completed development of memory components, modules and ASIC devices containing no lead or halogen compounds (chlorine, bromine, astatine, etc.), which have been proven harmful to humans and the environment.

Since commencing lead-free and halogen-free production in May 2001, Samsung is ahead of competition in this field. The company aims for full line-up of 'eco-products' for lead-free semiconductors by 2004 and will expand the availability to halogen-free products by 2005.

The eco-products were first introduced for mobile applications and will be available for conventional PC bases with 128Megabit synchronous DRAM components and 256Megabyte modules. Moreover, key qualities such as physical properties, longevity and environmental friendliness satisfy the company's qualification standards to ensure maximum reliability.
Eventually, Samsung plans to expand applications to not only semiconductors but also to TFT-LCD panels.

More specifically, Samsung Electronics has removed all the lead content from the plating on individual IC packages, from the solder balls on the IC packages and the solder paste used to make memory modules. In addition, Samsung has become the world's first to eliminate all halogens from circuit boards and resin used to shape packages.

Learn more about Samsung Electronics' eco-products at http://samsungelectronics.com/semiconductors/eco_product/introduction/introduction.htm


About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, and digital convergence technology. Samsung Electronics employs approximately 64,000 people in 89 offices in 47 countries. Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of memory chips, Smart Card Chips, Display Driver ICs, TFT-LCDs, CDMA mobile phones, monitors and VCRs. Samsung Electronics consists of four main business units: Digital Media Network, Device Solution Network, Telecommunication Network and Digital Appliance Network Businesses.
For more information, please visit the web site, http://samsungelectronics.com


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