COG expo 2013 presents the best active and reactive strategies for the management of discontinued electronic components

COG expo 2013 on Wednesday, 4 December 2013 in Frankenthal, Germany

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At the COG expo 2013 on Wednesday, 4 December 2013 in Frankenthal (Germany), 20 members of the COG (Component Obsolescence Group) Deutschland e.V. will present the most effective active and reactive strategies for the efficient handling of discontinued, manipulated and counterfeit electronic components.

Due to the increasingly shorter innovation cycles in the semiconductor industry, many manufacturers of durable goods - especially in the automobile, aerospace, military, railway, power station, healthcare and automation technology industries - find themselves confronted with completely new challenges. "When important electronic key components are only produced for one or two years, however, the equipment in which these components are used is designed for 10, 15 or even more years, then taking a long-term view, experience shows that this often represents a serious problem and, because of necessary redesigns etc., usually a rather expensive one. It is a fact that this dilemma can only be successfully addressed with a well-functioning, forward-looking obsolescence management. Therefore, with the COG expo 2013 that will now be held for the third time, we want to also give non-members of our organisation the opportunity, during only one day, to gather comprehensive information about all facets of the obsolescence issue from around 20 specialist service providers," explained Ulrich Ermel, Chairman of COG Deutschland e.V.

Interested parties can learn about different approaches to this very complex topic from experts of ABSC, Arrow Electronics, bebro electronic, BMK Group, Chip 1 Exchange, Cicor electronic solutions, EBK Krüger, HTV, IAP, IHS Global, IQZ Institut für Qualitäts- und Zuverlässigkeitsmanagement, Kamaka Electronic, Pegasus Components, Rochester Electronics, RoodMicrotec, Serma, SiliconExpert Technologies, systerra computer and TQ-Systems. The wide range of offers from the exhibitors extends from complex components data banks with integrated forecasts about discontinuance to predictions of future needs for replacement parts using analysis of field data, reliability prognoses and dynamic demand simulation, tools and methods to detect counterfeit and manipulated components, international procurement management and the aftermarket manufacturing of discontinued components through to complete solutions with engineering, rework and electronic manufacturing services.

The trade exhibition, which is the only one of its kind in Germany, is accompanied by specialist presentations given by leading experts on topics such as 'Global economy, Europe, Germany, electronics industry - current developments and trends' (Dr. Andreas Gontermann, Chief Economist of the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI)), 'Impossibilities in the supply chain and their impact on the obligation to deliver replacement parts' (Dr. Malte Welters, Lawyer) and VDI 2882 'Obsolescence Management' - a new VDI guideline (Jean Haeffs, Managing Director of the VDI (Association of German Engineers) Society Production and Logistics).

The first participation in an event organized by COG Deutschland with up to two people per company is free. This includes visiting the trade exhibition, which is open from 9 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday, 4 December 2013, and attendance at the accompanying specialist presentations. Due to capacity reasons, a registration with the COG secretariat is necessary. Detailed event information and a registration form can be requested by sending an email with 'COG expo 2013' in the subject line to
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