What are TI’s policies on obsolescence and product change notices?

Obsolescence

TI makes an effort to not obsolete products out of convenience. Convenience means a low running device, poor yields, limited customer adoption or similar items. TI’s obsolescence withdrawal schedule provides a longer lead time than the industry standard. TI allows 12 months for the last order and an additional six months to take final delivery of obsolete items. 

In rare circumstances, an accelerated withdrawal schedule may be necessary. In such cases, TI will communicate the last buy and final delivery dates in the end of life (EOL) notice, along with an explanation of the circumstances necessitating the early withdrawal.

Please visit the following link for additional information:

http://www.ti.com/lsds/ti/quality/quality_policies_procedures/product_change_notification.page

 

Product Change Notices (PCN)

For product changes, TI provides notification of any change that may affect fit, form, function, or adversely impact quality or reliability. TI communicates about product changes to customers directly through an initial and final notification.

Please visit the following link for additional information:

http://www.ti.com/lsds/ti/quality/quality_policies_procedures/product_change_notification.page

 

Additional information about TI's quality and reliability can be found by visiting the following link.  This link includes information about reliability (terminology, testing, DPPM/FIT/MTBF estimator, calculators), lead-free, and failure analysis.

http://www.ti.com/lsds/ti/quality/qualityhome.page