Systematic obsolescence management
Unfortunately, IT products and their electronic component assemblies don’t last forever. The speed of development in the semiconductor industry means that components are subject to technical change more than actual ageing. ATM has a proactive obsolescence management system to ensure that ATM’s IT systems are always up to date with the latest technology.
As part of ATM’s product life cycle, obsolescence management already begins at the end of production. The tool-supported analysis of all components ensures that risks concerning supply bottlenecks and discontinuations are identified at an early stage so that the search for alternative components can begin. In addition to the automated search for assembled circuit boards, qualified personnel will research all installed components upon request.
ATM offers obsolescence management as an additional and indispensable service to ensure the functionality of IT systems. IT systems in the military environment are designed for a long service life and are generally in use for longer than is the case in the civilian sector. In this regard, obsolescence management is an important building block for extending the service life of the product and thus maintaining its military capability.
Through this structured management process, ATM simultaneously recognises the need for action at an early stage and, in addition to promptly informing the customer, can also start searching for substitutes and commence with post-development.