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Plan ahead to end procurement struggles

Balancing product lifecycles with component availability is difficult, especially in long life sectors such as military, aerospace and medical. Independent …

POSTED April 18, 2017

Finding the right test plan

Obsolete electronic components are an issue for most aerospace and defence contractors, so when it comes to purchasing, one has …

POSTED August 6, 2015

Buying time

You can’t stop components from being discontinued, but you can manage the process so there’s time to determine a contingency …

POSTED August 4, 2015

How independents combat counterfeiting

Modern independent distribution is involved in developing the anti-counterfeiting tools that support obsolete and end-of-life material, explains 4 Star Electronics. …

POSTED May 5, 2015

DeLTA is the difference!

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It does what it says on the can …. or does it? With legacy stock, return-to-stock or hard-to-source components, you …

POSTED April 4, 2014

Too good to be true?

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Components Obsolescence Group member, Peter Marston of Rochester Electronics, warns buyers that if a price or a lead-time seems too …

POSTED January 29, 2014

Counterfeiting: know your enemy

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Digi-Key’s Dave Doherty examines how counterfeiting occurs and ways to mitigate risk The growth in counterfeit components concerns everyone in …

POSTED November 7, 2013

Allan Webb and TLS join forces to create the Obsolescence Management Partnership

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Delegates at the recent Component Obsolescence Group (COG) members meeting were briefed on the new joint venture between the two heavyweights …

POSTED October 24, 2013

Do you design defensively?

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If you don’t design defensively and plan ahead, ML Electronics‘ Ray Gannon, believes obsolescence issues are bound to cost you …

POSTED August 9, 2013

DIY components cut counterfeit risks

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Recreating a component, from scratch or from existing silicon, ensures continuity of supply and eliminates the danger of purchasing counterfeit …

POSTED August 2, 2013