Since electronic components have shorter and shorter lifespans, Last Time Buys (LTB) are starting to become more prevalent. If the OEM or CM is dependent on the soon to be obsolete electronic component then they need to prepare for its obsolescence.
The manufacturer sends out a LTB notification, asking the client to estimate the quantity needed of the soon to be obsolete electronic components. This is not an easy estimate, and as a precaution, most companies over estimate, leading to an expensive inventory purchase. Often times, the OEM or CM buys more than is needed and struggle to manage the excess inventory.
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This is not the worst-case scenario. A far worse outcome is to realize that a desperately needed component is now obsolete. At this point, the OEM or CM must rely on an obsolete component distributor to make a purchase.
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At this time, EarthTron has excess stock of XC2V1500-4FG676C.
An EOL notice has already been issued, stating that there is no direct replacement for the Xilinx FPGA. EarthTron is currently working with an OEM that has excess of this component. We have 3,555 pieces available at $98 each. Volume discounts are available on higher quantities.
Part number: XC2V1500-4FG676C
Description: FPGA Virtex II
Quantity in stock: 3,555
Date code: 1509
Factory-sealed, in original Xilinx packaging
Certificate of conformance included.