First fully lead-free memory module surpasses RoHS environmental protection standard

Update: May 6, 2023

Apacer stated that it has produced the world’s first fully lead-free memory module. It exceeds the requirements of the current EU RoHS environmental protection standard and avoids relying on the RoHS 7(c)-I’s lead exemption clause. This technological breakthrough assists customers to plan and develop related products early while lowering negative environmental impacts, demonstrating the company’s practical approach to ESG and sustainable development.

The current memory module products on the market incorporate lead components in their Resistor elements, so they cannot fully fulfil the conditions of the RoHS environmental protection standard and require relying on the lead exemption clause of RoHS 7(c)-I. However, with increasingly stringent environmental regulations worldwide, exemption clauses can only be relied upon as a short-term solution. To solve this problem, the company has successfully produced the world’s first fully lead-free memory module after a long period of research and development. The brand-new, fully lead-free resistor elements utilised in it align with RoHS environmental protection standards and will not decrease the performance of the original memory module. This technological breakthrough will take the memory industry in a greener and more environmentally friendly direction and is anticipated to improve the road to sustainability.

Apacer’s president, CK Chang, commented in a press conference that “the international trend is becoming more and more stringent on environmental protection, and issues such as metal pollution and poisoning derived from a large amount of electronic waste cannot be underestimated. Apacer has been cultivating ESG issues for a long time, hoping to become a leader in the electronics industry in this area, so it has invested in product research and development in related fields early on. Apacer’s first fully lead-free memory module will be applied first to DDR5 DRAM modules. In addition to helping partners shorten the painful period of responding to regulatory changes, it can also reduce the negative impact lead has on the environment and the human body. For brands that want to enter lead-free product design, it is an ideal choice.”

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