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TI IC products use labeling and symbolization on IC products that incorporate J-STD-609 & China RoHS requirements.? These labels also summarize compliance status to the European Union (EU) RoHS requirements.?For more information on compliance status of specific TI part numbers visit our Material Content Search tool.
Lead-free (Pb-free) logo: J-STD-609?
The Joint Electronic Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) standard J-STD-609 was released in July 2007 to give the electronics industry standard labeling requirements for external lead finishes and solder ball/solder bumps.? TI was a leading committee member of this standard during its development and release, and has been shipping products with labeling requirements based on this standard since June 1, 2004.? TI’s packing labels that use Pb-free logo indicates the product meets both the Pb-free finish requirements and uses a material set rated for lead-free reflow processes per J-STD-020 revision C or later.
Pb-free finish categories
JEDEC J-STD-609 Pb-free finish categories describing the lead-free (Pb-free) terminal finish/material of components and/or the solder paste/solder used in board assembly are:
- e0 - contains intentionally added lead (Pb)
- e1 - tin-silver-copper (SnAgCu) with silver content greater than 1.5% and no other intentionally added elements
- e2- tin (Sn) alloys with no bismuth (Bi) nor zinc (Zn), excluding tin-silver-copper (SnAgCu) alloys in e1 and e8
- e3 - tin (Sn)
- e4 - precious metal (e.g., silver (Ag), gold (Au), nickel-palladium (NiPd), nickel-palladium-gold (NiPdAu) (no tin (Sn))
- e5 - tin-zinc (SnZn), tin-zinc-other (SnZnX) (all other alloys containing tin (Sn) and zinc (Zn) and not containing bismuth (Bi))
- e6 - contains bismuth (Bi)
- e7 - low temperature solder (≤ 150 oC) containing indium (In) [no bismuth (Bi)]
- e8 - tin-silver-copper (SnAgCu) with silver content less than or equal to 1.5%, with or without intentionally added alloying elements. This category does not include any alloys described by e1 and e2 or containing bismuth or zinc in any quantity.
- e9 - symbol - unassigned
For TI IC products that met the J-STD-609 lead requirements and TI defined “Green” requirements, the “e-code” has been replaced with a “G-code”, i.e., a product that is “e4” is labeled as “G4”.? TI’s definition for “Green” is found within the TI Low Halogen (Green) Statement.
Symbolization of IC products:? J-STD-609 & TI-Green
Figure 1: Product symbolization
When space is available on TI ICs, the e-code / G-code symbolization will be printed on them.
TI Shipping labels – J-STD-609 and China RoHS symbols?
Use of the J-STD-609 lead-free (Pb-fee) symbol along with any e-code except “e0” pertains to products that are fully EU RoHS and China RoHS compliant in Figure 2.
Figure 2: TI label with J-STD-609 symbolization
TI products that meet the Pb-free requirements, RoHS requirements and industry-driven JS-709 low halogen requirements for components have replaced the “e” symbol with a “G” on the labels as seen in Figure 3.
Figure 3: TI label with “TI-Green” symbolization
EU RoHS compliant product with Exemption?
Product without the J-STD-0609 symbol but state "RoHS Exempt" and use the China RoHS chasing arrow symbol with a “50” is for product that has an EU RoHS exemption(s) applied. For TI products, this is for lead (Pb) exceeding the 0.1% (1000ppm) threshold, see Figure 4.
Figure 4: TI label with RoHS compliant with Exemption symbolization
Non EU RoHS compliant product?
Product without the J-STD-609 symbol and use the China RoHS chasing arrow symbol with a “50” contain lead (Pb) above the 0.1% (1000ppm) threshold requirement and are not under EU RoHS exemption, see Figure 5.
Figure 5: TI label with non-RoHS compliant symbolization
J-STD-609 & RoHS status: Label symbolization
EU RoHS compliant product
This pertains to products that are fully EU RoHS and China RoHS compliant.
EU RoHS compliant product
Product without the J-STD-0609 symbol but state "RoHS Exempt" and use the China RoHS chasing arrow symbol with a “50” is for product that has an EU RoHS exemption(s) applied. For TI products, this is for lead exceeding the 0.1% (1000ppm) threshold.
Non EU RoHS compliant product
Product without the J-STD-060 symbol and use the China RoHS chasing arrow symbol with a “50” contain lead (Pb) above the 0.1% (1000ppm) threshold requirement and are not under EU RoHS exemption.
Other examples of TI labels and inclusion of China RoHS Chasing Arrow symbol
TI products labeled as "Pb-free" or "green" are fully RoHS compliant to known regulations such as defined by the European Union, China and California. To meet China RoHS requirements, TI incorporated the chasing arrow symbol on product labels in July 2007. It further clarifies if TI products contain RoHS materials above the maximum concentrations value (MCV) or not. This symbol appears on the labels seen above as 2 chasing arrows with an “e” in the middle. For products that exceed any China RoHS substance thresholds, the “e” would be replaced by a “50” to meet the Chinese environmentally-friendly use period statement.
Additional details about the Chasing Arow symbol and the Pb-free symbols used on TI labels can be found?here.? Background information for the Chinese environmentally-friendly use period statement for products containing China RoHS materials above the maximum concentration value (MCV) can be found?here.