Silicon Graphics Selects Environmental Compliance Solution

Company expects to be able to manage, analyze content of products to ensure full compliance with industry regulations

Spring House, PA — November 3, 2005 — Synapsis Technology Inc., a provider of environmental compliance and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, said that Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI), a provider of high-performance computing, visualization and storage, has selected its Environmental Material Aggregation and Reporting System (EMARS) to support its environmental compliance management and reporting requirements.

Compliance with RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment) is a major undertaking for any high-tech electronics manufacturer, said Dick Harkness, vice president of manufacturing operations, SGI. Synapsis' EMARS is a comprehensive solution that will enable us to thoroughly manage and analyze the material content of our products to ensure that we are fully compliant with the critical industry regulations.

EMARS is expected to provide SGI with the ability to implement a solution to meet the existing and future environmental regulations and requirements. As an off-the-shelf solution, EMARS has the functionality to analyze and track compliance at the substance, material, part and product level, and manage its data collection and reporting processes.

Tim Irvine, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Synapsis, said, We look forward to working with SGI to satisfy its RoHS and WEEE compliance needs and growing with the organization as new needs arise.

For more information on the supply chain impact of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulations, see these articles.