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Strategies to the Prediction, Mitigation and Management of Product Obsolescence by Michael G. Pecht, Peter Sandborn, Ulrich Ermel, Bjoern Bartels

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Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction to Obsolescence Problems

1.1 Definition of Obsolescence

1.2 Categorization of Obsolescence Types

1.3 Definition of Obsolescence Management

1.4 Categorization of Obsolescence Management Approaches

1.5 Historical Perspective on Obsolescence

1.6 Occurrence of Obsolescence

1.7 Product Sectors Affected by Obsolescence Problems

1.8 Parts Affected by Obsolescence Problems

Chapter 2: Part Change and Discontinuation Management

2.1 The Change Process

2.2 Change-Control Policies of Major Part Manufacturers

2.3 Change-Notification Policies of Major Companies

2.4 Change-Notification

2.5 Change-Notification Paths

2.6 Examples of Common Changes

Chapter 3: Introduction to Electronic Part Product Life Cycles

3.1 Product Life Cycle Stages

3.2 Special Cases of the Product Life Cycle Curve

3.3 Product Life Cycle Stages as a Basis for Forecasting

Chapter 4: Obsolescence Forecasting Methodologies

4.1 Obsolescence Forecasting—Parts with Evolutionary Parametric Drivers

4.2 Obsolescence Forecasting—Parts without Evolutionary Parametric Drivers

4.3 Non-Database Obsolescence Forecasting Methodology

Chapter 5: Case Study Hardware Forecasts and Trends

5.1 Dynamic RAMs (DRAMs)

5.2 Static Random Access Memories (SRAMs)

5.3 Non-Volatile Memories

5.4 Microprocessors

5.5 Microcontrollers and Digital Signal Processors (DSPs)

5.6 Logic Parts

5.7 Analog Parts

5.8 Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs)

Chapter 6: Software Obsolescence

6.1 The Root Causes of Software ...

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