The Intel® Pentium® III Processor-Based Raptor ATX™ Is The First Of The Company’s Products To “Go Green”.
MORGAN HILL, California (02/06/06) —- American Predator Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of long-life motherboards, SBCs and systems for the embedded computing market, has successfully converted their Raptor ATX product to meet the demands of the official RoHS directive.
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) , also commonly referred to as the “lead-free” directive, restricts the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. The Raptor ATX is American Predator’s first motherboard that will help customers’ in their transition to more environmentally-friendly, or “green” products.
The qualification of the Raptor ATX is a result of American Predator’s RoHS strategy, which includes RoHS-compliant part selection, PCB manufacturing and fabrication, and the qualification of processors, memory (DRAM and Flash), cables and peripherals.
This qualification also supports American Predator’s commitment to legacy support, as older, Intel® Pentium® III technology is more difficult to convert to the new standard, and is susceptible to being left off manufacturers’ RoHS plans.
American Predator’s RoHS conversion schedule will be completed prior to the July 1, 2006 effective date. Compliant products and their documents will bear a “Pb-free” or equivalent mark. A list of products available to order right now can be found on American Predator’s RoHS Web site.
“We understand the potential headache that the RoHS directive can cause customers, and we are here to help,” said Tom Zarn, Senior Component Engineer and RoHS project manager.
“Part of our plan is to source the most reliable and high-quality components available, keeping in mind the consistency and longevity that our customers require. From there, we are willing and able to work hand-in-hand with our customers to ensure that their transition and deployment is as smooth and trouble-free as possible.”
For the latest on American Predator’s RoHS products, including a compliance schedule and general directive information, click here.
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About American Predator Corporation
Founded in 1993, American Predator Corporation is a pioneer in the design and manufacturing of long-life motherboards and systems for industrial applications. American Predator offers designs based on the latest Intel® processors in a full line of form factors. All products carry a five (5) to eight (8) year production guarantee, which reduces redesign and recertification costs and increases profitability.
American Predator Corporation is an Affiliate Member of the Intel Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. Intel has been providing silicon with life-cycle management to the embedded market for 30 years. For more information, please visit www.intel.com/go/ica.