With continuous innovation of technology, component manufacturers accelerate the pace of eliminating original devices, and sign components EOL notification more frequent than before, the lifecycle of components is being continually shortened. It is estimated the world’s leading 100 components manufacturers has signed up to 200 thousand component EOL notifications, which brings great challenges to OEM and EMS companies' parts management. They will likely face the risk of redesigning products、 interrupting production line、or paying higher fee for obsolete electronic components through other channels.
To avoid the huge cost loss caused by component obsolescence, OEM and EMS companies should timely know components life status, and design a comprehensive strategy to offset components EOL problem. Choosing the right components during product design and components selection phase, tracking components EOL information with good tool, looking for alternative devices before problem occurs is the key to solve components obsolescence problem.
Despite the fully prior work, the shortage of supply chain also can be seen. Facing the generated obsolete electronic components problem, OEM and EMS companies must design a set of strategy. Currently, the normal practice for the industry mainly includes four kinds: first, purchase enough lifecycle-enabling devices for the related products before deadline; second, promptly look for alternative components and solutions; third, customize parts from aftermarket manufacturers; fourth, seek help from independent distributors specializing in providing obsolete electronic components search service.
OEMSEMI is such an independent distributor. OEMSEMI integrates product category information from dozens of thousands of electronic components distributors, consigns manufacturers’ inventory components, and provides hundreds of thousands of obsolete electronic components and hard-to-find spot products as well as inventory information. Based on the rich experience in outdated parts and over four years of expertise, OEMSEMI has leading advantages to solve obsolete electronic components problem. Therefore, trust us, choose us and be our partner.