Obsolescence: not the end of the world

Electronic Component life-cycles—the time between market introduction and formal end-of-life—are shortening. A large part of the world’s semiconductor demand is …

POSTED July 8, 2020

Size matters: why small chips can offer big savings

Technical director at Anglia Components, David Pearson, explains why specifying smaller chip passives can eliminate future obsolescence worries, saving both …

POSTED February 27, 2020

Obsolescence planning: the best medicine for device longevity

Director of industrial automation parts supplier, EU Automation, Jonathan Wilkins, explains why planning for obsolescence in medical devices is vital, …

POSTED February 13, 2020

The Art of Product Re-creation and Replication

Rochester Electronics can re-create the original semiconductor device avoiding lengthy expensive system re-qualification, re-certification or re-design.  The end-product is a form, …

POSTED May 2, 2019

Take Steps to Manage Obsolescence

When buyers encounter obsolescence issues, there are six main options available to resolve the problem. Here Winslow Adaptics explores what …

POSTED September 27, 2017

Buyers have options with component obsolescence

The rate of component obsolescence has increased over the last 15 years, but component manufacturers are doing a better job …

POSTED June 9, 2017

Button down the alternatives

With last time buys issued on high-temperature button tantalums, buyers will need to find alternatives for a package that has …

POSTED June 1, 2017

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

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