Successful Cuntinued Supply of ASICs From Obsolescence to full pin-compatible ASIC replacements
Company “A” is engaged in the manufacture and sale of the Industrial Control Equipment and has used certain ASICs made by a semiconductor manufacturer in Japan for many years. One day, such Company “A” was notified by the semiconductor manufacturer of so-called “the End of Life (EOL)” with strong requests of the Last Buy. Because the End Customer wanted to continuously use such ASICs for another ten (10) years, the Customer “A” must place the last order by all means, covering all the demand of such parts for the period of next ten (10 ) years. However, it was self-explanatory that Company “A” would face high business risks in future and has been seriously looking for any possible solution to minimize such risks.
- Said ASICs are needed for the manufacture and sale for another ten (10) years
- High risks are expected to place the last order for the ten (10) year consumption
- To minimize the inventory of ASICs parts as far as possible is mandatory
Under these situations, Solekia proposed a solution to use the alternate full pin-compatible replacements and Company “A” employed our solution called “Sunset Rescue Program (“SRP”) and successfully overcame the difficulties.
Sunset Rescue Program
Example#3 An Equipment Manufacturer Customer “C”
Development Cost Reduction by the Method of Merged Designs for Replacement ASIC
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