Prevent costly delays by avoiding obsolete products


Mouser Electronics explains how working with an authorized distributor focused on rapid introduction of new technologies, helps manufacturers avoid the likelihood of obsolescence.

Today’s average semiconductor life cycle has been reduced to less than a decade compared to 50 years ago, when semiconductors could last 30 years or more. This is due to advanced manufacturing capabilities, greater features for integrated circuits and pressure to adapt to quickly changing consumer trends.

Identifying product lifecycle and products not recommended for new design (NRND) are two examples of value-added services from high service distributors like Mouser Electronics. Mouser gives suggestions for component alternatives, along with the risk level assessment for those potential replacements. Having the most advanced technology to develop cost-efficient prototypes limits costly redesigns, manufacturing delays or even project termination.

Access to the newest components also leads to an edge in delivering more product features and capabilities, plus longer lifecycles. Mouser works closely with its 1,200-plus manufacturer partners to provide the easiest and quickest access to the industry’s newest semiconductors and electronic components. Having a design delay caused by obsolete components or components NRND can be a major frustration for engineers and buyers.

Customers of authorized distributors like Mouser can be confident they’re designing with the most advanced, genuine electronics available and can subscribe to receive product notifications online. Mouser offers real-time product availability through its website and customer service representatives, providing accurate product information to make confident buying decisions. It is a one-stop shop for semiconductors and electronic components, making it easier for buyers to find the products and tools for innovative new designs.

Mouser customers have access to the widest selection of newest components since the distributor launches more new products and its website is updated many times per day with new product data and information. The company’s website is designed to help buyers easily find what they want, plus delivers technical data and application resources with its Purchasing Resource Library. This online library features articles and videos empowering buyers with insights needed to make informed purchasing decisions.

The Purchasing Resource Library contains instructional videos, developed in partnership with manufacturers, dedicated to some of the most important components in electronics design. The library also features articles addressing trending topics, such as vehicle charging infrastructure, chip shortages and supply chain challenges.

The site also offers links to the distributor’s services and tools, including the FORTE intelligent BOM tool, Price and Availability Assistant and API hub. Along with its online options, for added service, buyers can order and communicate with Mouser representatives via phone, email, fax and live chat. Orders are shipped directly from Mouser’s global distribution center in Texas, which features state-of-the-art automation for expedited processing and tracking.