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Practical Business Approach To Obsolescence Mitigation And The Changing Supply Chain Landscape

Author: Jim Carrigan
Company: Premier Semiconductor Services
Date Published: 10/16/2011   Conference: SMTA International

Abstract: Companies dealing with obsolescence issues and increasingly long lead times are faced with some daunting choices in today’s ever changing marketplace. Parts are going End of Life at a record pace and the implementation of RoHS standards have created many issues as the majority of OCM’s have converted their lines to Pb-free only production. This has left many companies producing high end modules and systems with some very unpleasant choices in finding components that are compatible with the Leaded Solder requirements. This situation is further complicated with the growing counterfeit problem, especially for the high reliability sectors.

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