Compliance with the Laws and Regulations in Each Country

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The EU-RoHS Directive

In complying with environmental laws and regulations, the Advantest Group is working towards eliminating the use of hazardous materials while also pursuing environmental conservation efforts that involve reducing the consumption of energy and resources.
More specifically, we have been working with our suppliers since the autumn 2003 on initiatives to investigate and eliminate the use of restricted hazardous materials.
We are in compliance with the European RoHS Directive*.

Advantest's semiconductor Test system, Test handler are classified as Large-Scale Stationary Industrial Tools (LSSIT) under the EU-RoHS directive, and as such are exempt from the directive's provisions. Nevertheless, on the basis of our commitment to environmental conservation, we will continue to work towards continuing elimination of hazardous substances from these product lines.

* Certain exemptions aside, Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment and respective revisions currently restrict the use of six substances in such products:

  • Lead (Pb)
  • Hexavalent chromium (Cr VI)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Polybrominated biphenyl (PBB)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)

Chemical Substances in Products

SVHC of the REACH Regulation

Advantest products may contain the following SVHC:

  • Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Boric acid
  • Trixylyl phosphate
  • Sodium tetraborate
  • Boric oxide
  • Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)
  • Methylhexahydrophthalic anhydride
  • 1,2-dimethoxyethane; ethylene glycol dimethyl ether (EGDME)
  • Lead titanate and lead titanium trioxide
  • 2-Imidazolidinethione
  • Cadmium oxide
  • Cadmium sulfide
  • Chromate compounds
  • Lead zirconate titanate
  • 4-(1,1,3,3-Tetramethylbutyl) phenol
  • N,N-Dimethylformamid
  • Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
  • 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-10-alkyl esters or mixed decyl, hexyl and octyl diesters
  • Lead chromate
  • Lead (Pb)
  • Diarsenic pentaoxide
  • Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4)
  • Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5)
  • Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6)
  • Pentalead tetraoxide sulphate
  • Diarsenic trioxide
  • Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
  • Dibasic lead sulfite

Perchlorates

The following Advantest products may also contain perchlorate.
Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply,
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.

  • Test system
    T Series, B Series, and H series
  • Test Handler
    M Series
  • E-Beam Lithography and SEM Metrology/Review
    F Series and E Series
  • Terahertz Analysis System
    TAS7 Series and TS Series
  • Leading Edge Products
    WM Series (AirLogger) and HA Series

Proposition 65

Proposition 65 is a law that protects the citizens of California from serious exposure to chemical substances that are known to trigger cancer, congenital anomalies or reproductive disorders.
The law requires companies and people conducting business in California to provide clear and reasonable warnings before knowingly and purposely exposing California's citizens to chemical substances on the Proposition 65 list.

Although Advantest products may contain chemical substances that are included in the Proposition 65 list, there is no risk of human exposure through skin contact, ingestion or inhalation if the products are used according to Advantest recommendations.
For this reason, Advantest has deemed that a warning label stating that a product contains chemical substances listed in Proposition 65 is unnecessary.

Based on customer requests, we can offer information on chemical substances included in Advantest products that are listed in Proposition 65.

Furthermore, as there is a risk of exposure to the chemical substances listed in Proposition 65 when handling Advantest products in a way that is not recommended by us, such as destroying or shattering the products, we recommend taking measures such as wearing dust masks, protective gloves, and ventilating to alleviate and reduce any risk of exposure.