Semiconductor Manufacturers Struggling With Obsoleting End-of-Life Components Should Read This

By Logan Wamsley

The issue semiconductor manufacturers face transitioning end-of-life (EOL) electronic components toward obsolescence is difficult to solve. While inevitable and necessary to continue offering products to the highest proportion of consumers, the risk of alienating a significant number of long-standing, loyal customers is ever present. Even with appropriate notice via a PCN, unexpected obsolescence puts legacy…

Alcoa Provides Support for COVID-19 Relief Efforts Worldwide

By Logan Wamsley

Alcoa, the world’s eighth largest producer of aluminum and valued Partstat customer, has been extremely active in its efforts to serve both its local community and communities around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through its foundation, Alcoa has pledged over $1 million to support COVID-19 relief efforts throughout the areas in which the…

Last Time Buys Don’t Have to Be a Last Resort

By Logan Wamsley

Although last time buys are a critical element of any manufacturing process, it has been historically difficult to view them in anything but a negative light. When a last time buy becomes necessary, it means that something has not gone according to plan — a component essential to the build has unexpectedly been transitioned toward…

Baxter Granted EUAs by the FDA to Aid COVID-19 Patients

By Logan Wamsley

Among the many complications of a severe COVID-19 infection, as we have discovered, is acute kidney injury, or AKI. In this state, patients lose the ability to filter fluid and toxins from their blood, which if not addressed, could easily lead to loss of life. According to a joint study by Columbia University and the…