Valence Providing 100% RoHS-Compliant Products

Hong Kong (PRWEB) May 16, 2006

Valence Semiconductor Design Limited announces the availability of 100% RoHS-compliant product offerings, including CD MP3/WMA decoders, SRS audio processors, and digital tuning system controllers for radio. This is a milestone that Valence has accomplished to become one of the environmentally friendly companies.

Because of the growing awareness of environment protection and the imposed effective date of RoHS implementation, all manufacturers in different regions have been working hard to achieve RoHS compliance. Asia appears to be by far the most RoHS ready region followed by the UK and then the U.S. There is a trend for the sizable, sophisticated and experienced companies to be more readily adapting new standard. Valence is tremendously pleased to be a contributor in reaching such milestone within the region.

Many suppliers in the electronics industry are striving to comply with RoHS before July 1, 2006, and their pace is accelerating as RoHS compliance is necessary for having business especially with the European countries. In the past few months, over half of Asian companies were already compliant, whereas only 30.8% of U.S. large companies were. Projecting forward to July 1, 2006 Asia is estimated to be 93.3% compliant, when U.K. and U.S. will be slightly over half. As many people know, it is a complicated process to become RoHS compliant. Valence is glad to have overcome all the challenges ahead of schedule in order to keep pace with the competitive market. This accomplishment helps to seize more business opportunities among large numbers of suppliers in the region.

Valence aims at being a good citizen in the global environment and being an excellent vendor which realizes the importance of customers needs to be an environmentally friendly company under fierce competition. President of Valence Mr. Lionel Cheng has been encouraging this compliance, To become an environmentally friendly company is one of our sustainable strategies to become a right choice to our customers in a highly volatile consumer electronic market.


Remarks: Statistics from Global Sources and ESM & Design Chain Associates.

About Valence Semiconductor Design Limited

Valence is an award-winning fabless IC design company. They design, develop, and market custom and proprietary analog, digital, and mixed signal integrated circuits (IC) for the consumer audio market. The company has over 20 years of IC design experience, during which, they have successfully developed numerous high performance and feature rich products for various applications. Valences experienced and high caliber engineers work in a laboratory fully equipped with state-of-the-art development tools and in-house wafer testing facilities. This boosts their capabilities of designing exceptionally complex chips, shortening the development cycle, and ensuring a high level of chip quality. Many world-class customers count on Valences chips to bring their products to the competitive markets. They also have the benefit of being a subsidiary of SRS Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRSL), one of the world’s leading providers of advanced audio, voice, and surround sound technologies.

For more information about Valences initiatives on the green movement, please visit: http://www.valencetech.com/pro_green.html

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Ibrar Ayyub

Ibrar Ayyub is an experienced technical writer with a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan University. He has written for various industries, mainly home automation, and engineering. He has a clear and simple writing style and is skilled in using infographics and diagrams. He is a great researcher and is able to present information in a well-organized and logical manner.

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