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Electronics 360: Combat Obsolete, End-of-Life Components

Faster, smaller, better, and more secure technology. However, every coin has two sides and, in this case, faster, more compact, and more secure and efficient technology triggers some unfortunate challenges. Recently, we discussed a major obstacle in the electronics supply chain: component obsolescence and its contributing factors. As a whole, engineers are consistently combating obsolete, end-of-life (EOL) components. Short consumer product life cycles and general weakness in the global market have increased the speed at which components are becoming obsolete. When parts’ demand decreases, manufacturers reduce the rate at which they produce those parts. This is part of the motivation behind part termination.