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How to Manage Component Obsolescence


How to Manage Component Obsolescence How to Manage Component Obsolescence Obsolescence is a dirty word for most engineers. A successful, reliable product can be suddenly rendered unmanufacturable by a single component going End Of Life (EOL), or a new design hasn’t even gone into production and one of the chips has been pulled by the manufacturer. Sometimes it is ICs, sometimes connectors or passives. Any component will have a finite longevity and even the smallest, cheapest, most seemingly insignificant part can jeopardise production of a whole product line. Here’s  a roundup of the typical product cycle of a component is (different terms are used by different suppliers). Most mainline semiconductor manufacturers are very good now at labelling where their parts are on this [...]

How to Manage Component Obsolescence2019-07-18T12:41:17+01:00