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…

OCMs: How to Offer OEM Customers a Soft Landing from Obsolescence

By Logan Wamsley

The state of the electronic component market is always changing, and in recent years soaring demand in certain industries is forcing component manufacturers to shorten the lifecycles of their products. The moment demand dips, the market leaves these companies no choice but to transition the part toward obsolescence and shift their focus where customer demand…

Component Obsolescence and Replacement Parts

By Logan Wamsley

Despite it’s usually negative connotation, the word ‘obsolescence’ isn’t always a bad thing.  Obsolescence doesn’t always mean entirely useless either.  Many older components dating back over a decade ago are still reliable and in use today.  But sticking to the subject matter in the title, we’ll save that for another post. So, you might be…

The Challenge of Obsolescence

By Logan Wamsley

Component obsolescence is something that is an on-going struggle for many supply chain managers.  When it comes to supply chain management, there are so many issues that can throw a company for a huge loop.  It can be something as simple as a duplicated spreadsheet, or just a simple slip with miscommunication that leads to…