Die and Wafer Banking Costs: Prohibitive or Accessible?

By Logan Wamsley

In addition to added IP protection and ASIC performance efficiency, one of the greatest strengths of die and wafer banking is long-term cost-effectiveness. At the current rate of innovation and exponentially increasing demand, some critical components are transitioning to obsolescence before they even hit the market. To counter, if the OEM chooses to operate in…

Does Your Obsolescence Management Strategy Require a Vault?

By Logan Wamsley

One doesn’t have to try hard to recall the earthquake and tsunami disaster that befell the coast of Tohoku on March 11th, 2011. In addition to the 15,894 confirmed people who lost their lives, 120,000 buildings were destroyed, 278,000 were half-destroyed, 726,000 suffered partial damage, and the total economic damage could be valued as high…

The Financial Toll of Last Time Buys on OEMs

By Logan Wamsley

Last time buys will always be the central concern of every successful obsolescence management strategy. BOM monitoring gives OEMs the tools needed to stay ahead of obsolescence, proper long-term storage infrastructure gives them the means to maintain end-of-life inventory post-obsolescence, and the implementation of die and wafer banking into their product designs allows them to…

Addressing Two Primary Concerns Associated with Die and Wafer Banking

By Logan Wamsley

When making the decision to implement ASICs into their product designs, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) often look at the benefits ASICs can offer their supply chain. Tighter obsolescence management procedures, more secure IP protection, increases in processing speeds and efficiency, and significantly reduced assembly and packaging costs are just a few of the advantages ASICs…

The Challenge of Die and Wafer Banking: Solved

By Logan Wamsley

As technology in the electronics industry continues to evolve and accelerate at an unprecedented rate, manufacturers are being forced to adapt their tried-and-true supply chain models to confront this new reality – or risk falling behind in the race to produce the cutting-edge products consumers expect. In their efforts to combat obsolescence, for example, many…