Obsolescence Solutions

Our Manufacturers for Obsolescence Solutions:

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KAMAKA Service:

Being a specialist for Obsolescence Strategies and founding member of the Component Obsolescence Group Germany, KAMAKA provides customized and competent Obsolescence Solutions.

Strategic Obsolescence Management
Dedicated to the military, medical, railroad and industrial markets

Packaging Solutions
QML Ceramic Packaging, Custom Multi Chip Modules, Chip on Board, customized packaging of bare DIEs

Product Continuation
Life-Cycle Planning, Product replacement for outdated IC and ASIC solutions, Reverse Engineering: Adapter solutions for the replacement of obsolete FPGAs, Traceability of the products, Up-screening Program for commercial components, re-fabrication of obsolete components, Process Porting & Device Replication, SLC NAND Flash, SPI NAND Flash, Asynchronous Low Power SRAM, Asynchronous Fast SRAM, Synchronous SRAM, Quadruple SRAM, DDR SRAM, QDR SRAM

Last Time Buy, EOL-, PCN Service, Long Lifetime Program up to 25 years, Components Up-screening Program, worldwide access to obsolete and outdated products, Die- and Waferbonding, incoming goods inspection, Requirement Engineering, Supplier Risk Management

Custom Specific Solutions and Product Engineering
Customized FPGAs

Quality Agreements
DIN EN ISO 9001:2018 certified, EN9120 (equivalent to AS9120B and SJAC9120A), ESD certified, Anti-counterfeiting program, Traceability guaranteed, only original parts, complete manufacturer guarantee, manufacturer CoC

The Following Services Are Offered As Alternative:
Second Source lists
Sample service
Advice regarding design and application possibilities
Design of customized products

We are COG and ERAI member

Understanding Obsolescence:

The term “Obsolescence” covers the situation where a manufacturer no longer considers it economic enough to continue manufacturing a component.

  • Because of Obsolescence, equipment is no longer available or can´t be repaired economically
  • There is no equivalent replacement without increased expenditure
  • Obsolescence concerns materials, components, processes and software. It can occur in all parts of the life cycle of components: development, design, production and services
  • It affects components which are required to be maintained for long periods of time which can be 10, 20, 30 or more years.
Reasons for Obsolescence
  • Technological progress – the innovation, becomes shorter and  faster
  • Economic reasons
  • Changes in the standardization -“old” standards are no longer available and are no longer maintained
  • Legislation changes e.g. concerning asbestos, cadmium and lead tin solder (RoHS)
  • The original manufacturer is no longer in business
  • The processes, tools and knowledge for the maintenance, update or improvement of the software are no longer available.
Why Is The Obsolescence Industry Growing?

Obsolescence is not a new phenomenon. Old technology has always been replaced by new one. But: Today technology changes faster than ever since the speed is determined by the continually changing IT, telecommunication and consumer electronics industry.