Component obsolescence is a much bigger threat than most realize. Here are the little-known reasons you keep getting surprised, and why you need SiliconExpert to mitigate the risk.
Over 1 million parts per year go obsolete, almost half the time without Product Change Notices (PCN). And when we do get PCNs, 30 percent of the time it's too late. No wonder electronic component users keep getting surprised. Here are the numbers:
If a million obsolete part numbers a year isn't scary enough, consider the effect of obsolescence on counterfeit risk: