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The IDT Green Initiative

The IDT Green Initiative
The proactive IDT Green initiative is comprehensive, effective, and sets the mark for the entire semiconductor industry. This program encompasses packaging, processing and all aspects of our business operations. IDT launched the Green package program in 2000 and now virtually all products are: fully Green, beyond RoHS compliance, and comply with or surpass the most comprehensive worldwide environmental safe-product rules.

The use of Lead (Pb) in electronic products is of increasing environmental concern and in 1999 the U.S. EPA announced a drastic reduction of lead compounds. In 2003 the European Union established a phase-out date (July 1, 2006) for Lead (Pb) in electronic products with few exceptions. IDT began lead reduction efforts in 2000 and has expanded it to encompass a comprehensive Green program to meet and exceed customer and legislative requirements.

IDT Green Strategy
We believe it is globally essential for the semiconductor industry to provide environmentally safe components for electronics systems. Our strategy is to develop programs that ensure the production of environmentally friendly products. IDT has developed and qualified Green parts throughout our product portfolio. We continue to support customers who require non-Green products and work closely with our customers to ensure a seamless conversion to Green products.

All Lead-free orders will be filled with Green products.

  • Volume production quantities of Green products are available and can be ordered by their respective Green part number.


  • RoHS 6 or RoHS 6/6 compliance is complying with the restriction of all 6 RoHS listed substances, without taking any exemptions.  Red, Yellow, Inorganic Phosphorous (P4) are “not intentionally added”.
  • RoHS 5 or RoHS 5/6 compliance refers to RoHS compliance and taking Pb exemptions. In other words, RoHS 5 compliant parts contain Pb > 1000 ppm, but meet the concentration limits for Hg, Cr6+, Cd, PBB and PBDE.
  • Antimony and Bromine concentration limit is applicable to polymeric materials only such as mold compound