Coronavirus Represents a Last Time Buy Opportunity

By Logan Wamsley

In a previous blog, we noted that despite the threat the novel coronavirus presents to global supply chains and general component market uncertainty, it also presents a rare opportunity for OEMs to take a step back and re-evaluate the strategies they currently are implementing to avoid disruption. Should they be found lacking, it might be…

The Relationship Between BOM Monitoring and Last Time Buys

By Logan Wamsley

At Partstat, we believe that disruption can’t be consistently overcome without taking a broad picture view of the full lifecycle of an OEM product. This includes every step from inventory procurement, to the point of assembly, to the inevitable transition toward obsolescence. This is why all of the solutions Partstat offers, while valuable on their…

Partstat Introduces Industry-Leading Die and Wafer Banking Solution

By Logan Wamsley

Partstat has officially announced new die and wafer banking capabilities for their customers around the world. While banking raw wafer and die has become a valuable option for OEMs who wish to ensure the lifecycle of their products against component obsolescence and other supply chain disruptions, the cost of entry for the necessary equipment has…

Partstat Completes Construction of Custom Storage Vault

By Logan Wamsley

After an extensive planning and construction process, Partstat is officially declaring its custom storage vault completed and ready for business. As the latest addition to Partstat’s last time buy and storage offerings, this structure initially conceived by Partstat CEO Dennis Menefee as the answer to an inherent market need for guaranteed business continuity throughout even…

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…