Are products from Cypress regulated by EU REACH? - KBA203674

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Question:

Are products from Cypress regulated by EU REACH?

 

Answer:

No. The EU REACH Directive 1999/45/EC regulates chemical substances, including those used to manufacture articles (products), or in articles that may release substances. It is Cypress's view that since Cypress products are not fabricated within the EU, there is not any reason to register process chemicals under REACH. Manufacturers of semiconductors within the EU will be required to register process chemicals. Since Flash memory products do not emit any substances, there is no requirement to register the materials our products are made from. We do not expect EU manufacturers of semiconductors will register their products either. Cypress will continue to monitor REACH, RoHS, WEEE, and other regulations worldwide.