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Meeting Notice

The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society presents:

The Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive and The Compliance Implications  <-- Powerpoint

Presented by: Jack Black
Business Development Manager
D.L.S. Electronic Systems

The Southeastern Michigan 2006 IEEE Fall Section Conference will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2006.

Location: Fairlane Campus - U of M Dearborn (Map Code FCN)

University of Michigan
School of Management
Fairlane Center North - Room TBD
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126

Driving Directions


Registration Form

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There will be several concurrent technical presentations of interest to electrical engineers to choose from.

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Tentative Schedule of Events 
4:00 PM                    On-site Registration Opens
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM  First half Chapter Presentations
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM   Networking & Sponsor Tables
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM   Second half of Chapter Presentations (Chapter VIII - EMC)
6:45 PM - 7:15 PM   Networking & Sponsor Tables
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM   Dinner 
7:45 PM - 8:00 PM   Awards during Dinner
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Keynote Speaker

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The Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive and The Compliance Implications


The European Union has established guidelines for the reduction of Hazardous Substances in electric and electronic equipment. The presentation will review the key points of the RoHS directive and how they relate to equipment in the field, equipment not yet on the market, equipment exemptions, components, spare parts, and the association of the RoHS directive with other Directives. The presentation will also relate specific cases of EMI non-compliance as a direct result changes specific to the RoHS directive.


Jack Black


Jack Black has over 20 years experience in the field of EMC materials, components, and compliance testing., and surface mount shielding applications. He has been involved in the development of specialized shielding products such as composite materials and specialized coatings. Jack is a senior member of the IEEE EMC society, and the Chapter Chairman for the IEEE EMC Society for the Chicago Chapter.  He has written numerous articles and technical papers in the field of EMC and Product Safety. He is the Business Development Manager for DLS Electronic Systems, Inc in Wheeling, IL. Jack is a graduate of National Louis University in Wheaton, IL with a degree in Business, and has additional training in Microelectronics from Auburn University, in Auburn, AL.


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