Obsolescence mitigation program for ICs
Published: 1 December 2011 - Neil Mead
Maxim Integrated Products is introducing a new Obsolescence Mitigation (OM) Program to minimise the impact of integrated circuit (IC) device obsolescence on long-term military/aerospace programs. While most OEMs seek the newest products to improve their designs, that is not always the case for products and systems with longer lifetimes. In fact, many systems for long-term government and aerospace applications require access to older (and qualified) technologies.
The new program requires a collaborative effort between the customer and Maxim’s Mil/Aero Group, and it becomes available when a part is announced as becoming obsolete. Maxim will work with the customer to set aside wafers to support the obsolescence of any COTS plastic part. Any customer who needs that part for a long-life program should then contact the Maxim Mil/Aero Group.