Obsolescence Management

Acting today for tomorrow – to avert uncertainties and control harmful failure risks as well as to reduce them to a minimum, our obsolescence management covers the entire lifecycle of your product.

The key to long-term availability

Being able to produce electronic assemblies requires that the parts needed to make them are available, especially semiconductors, which due to aging, wear, standardized or technical frailty - in short obsolescence - often have a much shorter lifecycle than the product they go into. Our obsolescence management system covers the entire product lifecycle and includes long-term planning for the availability of all components as well as risk minimization and countermeasures to be applied in the event of an emergency. Even if you continue to need your products many years after the end of serial production, we can electronically monitor the availability of critical components and keep them reliably in stock for a long period of time at extremely competitive prices.

Development – Series Production – After-Sales Service

We prevent obsolescence risks by means of a planned, proactive approach using risk analyses and monitoring. Our obsolescence management system is deployed as soon as we start developing a new product. We regularly check the status of component availability by recording critical components through lifecycle analyses via two electronic databases, and replace them with alternatives if necessary. During the series production phase and in after-sales service, reliable PCN data management provides you with timely information on a discontinuation or a relevant change, so that we can store critical materials with a residual cover or identify suitable alternatives for long-term protection in an emergency.

The services we offer:

  • Long-term Storage with measures to protect components and assemblies
  • Customer Information Management
  • Guaranteeing a Permanent Supply of discontinued parts is available
  • Arranging for Production of Copies of electronic components
  • Additional Inspections of Incoming Goods in the case of purchases by brokers
  • Verification of Counterfeit Risks via external databases
  • Automatic Monitoring of Key Components
  • Redesign of Assemblies
  • Lifecycle Analyses and Identification of Alternative Parts