|Letter from the CEO
The Value of Developing “Second Source” for Obsolete BoardsI’ve recently come back from an exciting two-week road trip, and I’ve been talking to a lot of people about the impact obsolete electronics have on their enterprises. The people I met were knowledgeable, passionate, and in many cases struggling to find a solution or make a business case to remedy their particular obsolescence problem.
What is a Legacy Equipment Manufacturer (LEM)?
An LEM not only assists you in understanding how to think about your systems and applications, they not only help to guide you in what to do to maintain your system for as long as needed, LEMs build the boards your OEM no longer manufactures. It’s good to have an ally to keep your business up and running.
Every embedded OEM we work with has stories of products they thought would NEVER have more customer demand…yet unexpectedly rose from the dead. One particular OEM we know calls these products “zombies”, because they just won’t die and supporting them sucks out your brains – which makes it hard to focus on releasing new products. We can’t think of a more appropriate term for these low-volume/sporadic designs that have been EOL’d, yet continue to compete for attention and resources as hungrily as new products. So without further comment, we introduce…The Obsolescence Zombies.
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