One of the biggest challenges manufactures face is finding authentic electronic components. This is especially evident when searching for obsolete electronic components. Such electronic parts are no longer made by the original manufacturer and are typically very difficult to find and can be expensive. There are many reasons as to why electronic components become obsolete, the most prevalent of which is the pace at which technology is changing today. In order to locate and purchase authentic obsolete parts at a reasonable price, many manufacturers are choosing to hire an experienced supplier.
The obsolescence of electronic components can often be witnessed in the consumer electronics market. For instance, manufacturer in the cell phone industry are in constant competition to create a faster, more intuitive, sleeker machine. As a result, new cell phones are released on a monthly basis from various manufacturers. Although this may not be evident to the consumer, by the time a new cell phone comes out on the market, its parts are already headed for obsolescence, if they are not there yet. In other words, if a consumer were to request a replacement part a month after the release of a new phone, it may cost them more than purchasing an even newer model, if the part is available for purchase at all. This is because the original manufacturer is already producing a newer, more efficient part for the next model and no longer produces the old, obsolete electronic component.
In addition to frequent changes in technology, obsolescence can be caused by environmental and government bans, planned marketing strategies, and more. However, many manufacturers rely on the components which become obsolete. The acquisition process can be risky, expensive and quite frustrating for manufacturers. To avoid the frustration and not incur any lack of efficiency in their production, many manufacturer hire electronic component suppliers to find and purchase the components for them.
It is important for the manufacturer’s production and reputation to hire a reliable supplier to acquire their obsolete electronic components. Harry Krantz Company has over 70 years of experience in obtaining obsolete components. They comply with all government regulations and their counterfeit assurance program is strict and thorough to ensure their clients’ satisfaction.