TUTORIALS 5479

Obsolescence Mitigation—a Novel Approach Solves a Growing Problem

By: John O'Boyle

Abstract: The obsolescence of all types of electronic components, including integrated circuits (ICs), is a serious issue for many OEMs in the military and aerospace communities. The tutorial describes how the IC industry has offered several approaches to address the disruption for mil/aero OEMs. Nonetheless, when all those options are assessed, there is only one mitigation solution that really works—the Obsolescence Mitigation (OM) program from Maxim.