Obsolescence Throws Another Curve Ball in the Supply Chain

When the supply chain is squeezed, how do you find parts that are already elusive? Picture this: You are an electronics OEM working in defense/aerospace, medical, telecom, or the industrial controls sectors – where a large part of your bill of materials (BOM) consists of mature devices. In your world, manufacturers’ product discontinuance notices (PDNs)…

Obsolescence Insurance, a New High-Margin Business for EMS Companies

Previous articles have discussed a segmentation of the electronics market called Long Life Cycle(LLC) Products. LLC products are those whose useful life is longer than five years. In a subsequent article, the current state of the electronics ecosystem, and the connection of the LLC market to the AI/IOT mega-trends were also discussed.   Overall, LLC customers…

TTI VP Total Quality to Speak at SAE 2014

Fort Worth, Tex. – TTI, Inc. global distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, has announced that Kevin Sink, TTI Vice President Total Quality will participate as a key note speaker at the upcoming SAE 2014 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference (ASTC) during the Obsolescence and Counterfeit Parts Management Technical Session scheduled for Wednesday, September 24,…