Compliance with the Laws and Regulations in Each Country

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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*.

The EU-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.

*The European RoHS Directive and its revision stipulate restrictions on the use of specified hazardous substances contained in electric and electrical devices in Europe; inclusion of the following substances (10 such substances are used for our products as of July 22, 2021) in excess of the maximum allowed limits is prohibited, except for exempted purposes.

  • Lead (Pb)
  • Hexavalent chromium (Cr VI)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Polybrominated biphenyl (PBB)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)
  • Bis phthalate (2-ethylhexyl) (DEHP)
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
  • Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)
  • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)

Chemical Substances Contained in Product

SVHC of the REACH Regulation

Advantest products may contain the following SVHC:

  • Diarsenic pentaoxide
  • Diarsenic trioxide
  • Boric acid
  • Hexavalent chromium compound
  • Disodium tetraborate, anhydrous
  • Lead chromate
  • Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
  • Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
  • Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)
  • Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)
  • Trixylyl phosphate (2-chloroethyl) (TCEP)
  • 4- (1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl) phenol
  • Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
  • Sulfurous acid, lead salt, dibasic
  • 1,2-dimethoxyethane; ethylene glycol dimethyl ether (EGDME)
  • Pentalead tetraoxide sulphate
  • Boric anhydride
  • N,N-dimethylformamide
  • Diisopentyl phthalate (DIPP)
  • N-pentyl-isipentyl phthalate
  • Lead titanate, lead titanium trioxide
  • Lead titanate zirconate
  • Lead oxide sulfate
  • (Phthalato (2-))dioxotrilead
  • Di-n-hexyl phthalate (DnHP)
  • Methylhexahydrophthalic anhydride
  • Cadmium
  • Cadmium oxide
  • Dipentyl phthalate (DPP)
  • 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated
  • Cadmium sulfide
  • Imidazolidine-2-thione, 2-imidazoline-2-thiol
  • 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-10-alkyl esters, mixed decyl and hexyl and octyl diesters
  • Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP)
  • 4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol (BPA)
  • 1,6,7,8,9,14,15,16,17,17,18,18Dodecachloropentacyclo[12.2.1.16,9.02,13.05,10]octadeca-7,15-diene ("Dechlorane Plus" TM)
  • Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4)
  • Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5)
  • Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6)
  • Lead

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 Product 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.