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Are there End-Use (Application) Restrictions for Renesas products?

Last Updated: 6/23/2016


Does Renesas have restrictions on the end-use applications of their products?


Yes, Renesas limits product sales based on end-use applications.  The following are our USE RESTRICTIONS as identified in our General Terms and Conditions of Sale:

USE RESTRICTIONS. Seller’s products are classified according to the following two quality grades: "Standard" and "High Quality." The recommended applications for each of Seller’s products depends on the product's quality grade, as indicated herein.

Recommended applications for "Standard" products include, but are not limited to: Computers; office equipment; communications equipment; test and measurement equipment; audio and visual equipment; home electronic appliances; machine tools; personal electronic equipment; and industrial robots.

Recommended applications for "High Quality" products include, but are not limited to: Transportation equipment (automobiles, trains, ships, etc.); traffic control systems; anti-disaster systems; anti-crime systems; and safety equipment. Buyer must thoroughly check the quality grade of each product before using it in a particular application.

Buyer agrees it is solely responsible for reviewing, testing and evaluating whether Seller’s product(s) are suitable for use in Buyer’s applications, systems, design, goods or products. Seller’s products are neither intended nor authorized for use in Products or systems that may pose a direct threat to human life or bodily injury (artificial life support devices or systems, surgical implantations etc.), or may cause serious property damages (nuclear reactor control systems, military equipment etc.). You must check the quality grade of each Seller’s product before using it in a particular application. You may not use any of Seller’s products for any applications for which the products are not intended. Seller shall not be in any way liable for any damages or losses incurred by you or third parties arising from the use of any Seller’s product for which the product is not intended by Seller, and Buyer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Seller harmless from any and all damages, claims, suits or expenses resulting from such use.

If you have any questions as to whether a product or technology is subject to these restrictions, contact your Renesas sales representative, send us a sales inquiry or use our online chat feature. For faster response please be ready with the following information when contacting us:

  1. Your company name & End customer name
  2. End product destination (Country)
  3. Complete Renesas orderable part number and/or Technology in question
  4. End use application
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