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

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

The big shift: economies, business models and markets

Taking place October 22 to 24 at Loew’s Chicago O’Hare Hotel, this year’s ECIA 2017 Executive Conference offers attendees a …

POSTED September 13, 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

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

Defence is the best protection

Proactive obsolescence management is the most affordable way to protect legacy military platforms, thereby ensuring they are always ready for …

POSTED July 2, 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

Counterfeiting: know your enemy

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