Consortium Targets Tech for Smart Cities in North America

In conjunction with the 2015 Québec- France trade mission headed by Québec Premier  Philippe Couillard,  Saint-Hubert-based Varitron Technologies, Québec City-based EMM Groupe and French firm Sterela have signed a memorandum of understanding for joint North American market development of technologies and products for smart cities. Under this agreement, Varitron Technologies will manufacture and assemble components, EEM Groupe will manage…

Important Regulatory Developments from the EU and California

I have been helping an increasing number of clients track and understand their options regarding the expiration of all RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) Annex III exemptions for products in all RoHS categories—except 8 and 9—as of July 21, 2016 (see Article 5, paragraph 2). A few European Union-based industry associations are managing working groups (some of…