MaxStream Gets Lead Out

Lindon, Utah-based MaxStream has met the new, international RoHS compliance standards, saying this week that its new RF ZigBee modules are now in compliance with the regulations. RoHS is a standard being driven by European manufacturers that requires the removal of hazardous substances, including lead, from all electronic items. MaxStream said that its XBee product family is now compliant, and that it expects all of its 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz OEM RF mouldes to be compliance before the July deadline. The European Union has forced a wholesale change to the manufacturing processes of electronics with its RoHS standards, which requires the removal of lead, mercury, chromium, cadmium, and other hazardous substances from electronic products.