Component End-of-Life (EOL) has a huge impact on every part of your business.
Perhaps the biggest problem is that marketing and sales often must delay introducing new, innovative products because their R&D organizations are consumed in redesigning existing products.
We know of one client where another supplier EOL’d devices used in 30 different systems. That particular EOL consumed their entire R&D team's time for three years. What would three years without any innovation do to your business?
Microchip will never put you in that position.
At Microchip we have a 25-year practice of not putting our clients through the pain and cost of redesigning for end-of-life. We call it client-driven obsolescence, and the idea is very simple: we will supply a product as long as there is a customer somewhere who wants it. Five years? Ten Years? Twenty? You decide.
It is one of the things that truly sets Microchip apart from other suppliers: We manage our business in such a way as to be able to assure our clients we will never leave them high and dry.
Of course, there is always the rare situation where one of our suppliers makes it impossible to continue producing. In that rarest of situations we’ll help you to transition to another solution with the least disruption possible.
Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.