As the IT industry moves towards the future, many concerns are being voiced towards humankind's environment and what impact our continual progress is making on our ecosystem.

To help provide for our civilization's future, TYAN has committed to providing products which serve the commercial and government sectors as well as the environmental sector through compliance with government regulations for lead and other harmful substance exemption.

By providing the commitments and actions to removing harmful substances from our products and our manufacturing process, TYAN is effectively committing to the future of the environment.



EU legislation restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC) entered into force in February 2003. The legislation requires heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium and flame retardants such as polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) to be substituted by safer alternatives.

In December 2008, the European Commission proposed to revise the Directive, and the RoHS recast Directive 2011/65/EU became effective on 3 January 2013.



The EC directive 2002/96/EC provided for the creation of collection schemes where consumers return their WEEE free of charge, and these schemes aim to increase the recycling of WEEE and/or re-use. In December 2008, the European Commission proposed to revise the Directive in order to tackle the fast increasing waste stream. The new WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU entered into force on 13 August 2012.

Those products which are WEEE-compliant feature the graphic below as part of the finished product.



REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. It entered into force on 1 June 2007.

REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals.

To comply with the regulation, companies must identify and manage the risks linked to the substances they manufacture and market in the EU. They have to demonstrate to ECHA how the substance can be safely used, and they must communicate the risk management measures to the users.


TYAN, a market-leading designer and manufacturer of advanced x86 and x86-64 platform and system technology for OEMs, VARs and system builders worldwide, is committed to compliance with the RoHS、WEEE and REACH requirements listed above, and to supporting customers in their compliance efforts.

All of these objectives coincide with TYAN's commitment to supporting our future ecosystem. Should you have any questions or concerns on RoHS、WEEE and REACH compliance, please feel free to contact your local TYAN sales or support representative for further information.

TYAN brand is under the MiTAC Holdings Corporation. Please visit here to access more information about our environmental commitment.


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