Sourcing Challenges for End-of-Life Parts

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recommend/produce alternative
t.alex   1/3/2013 9:12:36 PM

It is important to recommend or produce alternative before making any parts EOL. This is important to maintain the relationship with customers. I once encountered a vendor announcing a part going EOL soon, just out of the blue, without any alternative or drop-in replacement. As a result, the management decides to terminate any purchase from this vendor and has to go through the painful process of redesign some internal PCB. 

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