Latest Information on Electronics Industry Legislation Now Just a Click Away

Fri, 08/06/2010 - 8:18am
element14, Premier Farnell’s innovative online technology resource and community for electronic design engineers, has launched the industry’s most comprehensive electronics industry legislation information portal.

The new element14 legislation portal provides electronic design engineers with the latest updates, reference guides to complex and lengthy legislation, discussion groups, and a blog discussing the latest trends within the industry.

Premier Farnell, a global distributor of electronic and industrial components, is an established authority on environmental legislation in the electronics industry. It created its Global Legislation website five years ago to provide an easily accessible source of data. With the advent of social media and Web 2.0, design engineers were kept informed of compliance updates via Twitter and LinkedIn (LegislationEye). Now with the launch of the element14 community, design engineers will be able to directly interact and converse with Gary Nevison, Premier Farnell’s Head of Legislation, and other peers to ask specific questions regarding their legislation compliance concerns.

“element14 has already attracted tens of thousands of engineers, drawn by features such as “Ask an Expert”, deep dive technology collaboration spaces, over 257 community groups, free CAD software and the opportunity to RoadTest new technologies,” said Gary Nevison.  “We recognized that design engineers face challenges in accessing information about legislation as it is scattered over many different sources. element14 is the first one-stop online community built specifically for electronic engineers that supports every stage of their design process from ideation through product creation—by offering a combination of community, content and now a fully developed industry legislation portal, where engineers can find the latest updates and guides on industry relevant legislation such as RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), REACH, ErP/Eco-Design and many more, all free of charge.”

Senior officials at the UK Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) have this week updated industry on the current position in regard to the RoHS and WEEE recasts and all up-to-date information is now available on element14.


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