Arena PLM customers can now perform proactive health and risk assessments on all components within the bill of materials (BOM), drawing on their subscription to the SiliconExpert database. In the process, they get instant access to critical component information with transparency across the product BOM, all in a single view. SiliconExpertís content includes data sheets and documentation on RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), conflict minerals and product-change negotiations. Users can also manage product obsolescence with up-to-date lifecycle status, part risk analysis and end-of-life forecasts. Arena PLM serves as the front-end process to identify lifecycle and compliance issues for all components in the BOM.