In a perfect world you’d design and build a product and every part--down to the tiniest electronic component--would be readily available for its entire production life. Unfortunately in the real world semiconductors and other electronic components have their own lifecycles and they may be shorter than the optimal life of your design. In the past few years, a number of industry trends may be pointing towards faster electronic component obsolescence.Read More
New DoD DFARS update tightens regulations requiring contractors to acquire out-of-stock electronic parts/assemblies from a supplier that meets industry standards for inspecting, testing and authenticating.Read More
An untold number of counterfeit electronics are created every single day BUT there is a way that you can be part of the solution. Proper recycling and disposal of e-waste can deprive counterfeiters of some of the raw materials they use to produce counterfeit electronics. As your partner in counterfeit risk mitigation, we'd like to help you avoid being part of the problem.
Lintech Components was acknowledged by the Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA) as one of an industry handful with its 5-Year Membership Award! Read how Lintech meets and exceeds the qualifications for earning this coveted membership.Read More
Lintech’s return rate was just over 0.4 percent over the first five months of 2014.These exceptionally low rates can be attributed to three key factors: the product expertise of our account representatives, our rigorous incoming and outgoing inspection.Read More
Learn about the benefits of placing blanket POs for discontinued or hard-to-find electrical components with a trusted supplier, like Lintech Components.Read More
It’s not just talk, it really is critical that you purchase from vetted sources you can trust and that you remember there may be a nefarious reason for that surprisingly low price you’re being quoted. Caveat emptor or you could end up with counterfeit components hawked by the likes of Peter Picone of Tytronix and Epic International Electronics… As reported in military.com, a man who admitted sending counterfeit semiconductors to the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Connecticut and other customers acknowledged Thursday [May 29, 2014] the substandard parts could have put people’s lives in danger. Peter Picone faces up to 46 months after pleading guilty to a single count of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit military goods. Read more in this June 4, AP News military.com story.Read More
Component Obsolescence: Is Your Process Up to the Challenge?
Electronic component obsolescence presents unique product design challenges such as continuity, quality, cost management, and support for the total life of the product. There are constraints on components and substitutions based on the original board design, customer requirements (e.g., cost, time, functional, environmental requirements), ability to match components for identical drop-in capability versus re-design or interposer modules to resize and allow for drop-in, impact of semiconductor die shrinks on functionality(e.g., noise susceptibility, drive capability, signal integrity, different edge rates, etc.), and supply issues for the immediate and life of the product time frames.Read More