e2v aerospace and defense, Inc. (e2v a&d) announced that qualification has been completed and production units have been shipped on the first device in the MaximTMLife Extension Program, the DG406AK/883B. This is the first in a series of products that will be qualified and re-introduced into the market to extend the life of a wide variety of Maxim ICs, which are used in an array of military and aerospace programs.

In October 2011, e2v a&d and Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. announced an agreement to deliver long-term product solutions to mil/aero contractors, enabling them to avoid costly redesigns and continue the production and support of critical programs. The latest stage is the announcement that production units have been delivered for the DG406AK/883B, a CMOS Analog 1-of-16 multiplexer/demultiplexer. This is the first device in the Maxim Life Extension Program qualified and shipped by e2v a&d.

“We are excited that the first product in our plan to support obsolete Maxim devices is now fully qualified and available for our customers,” said Ron Miller, Corporate VP of e2v aerospace and defense. “We are working diligently to re-introduce a wide variety of obsolete Maxim devices providing customers with assurance that they will be able to procure these key devices over extended product lifetimes from a fully qualified and trusted source.”

Many more devices are now in the process of being qualified, including analog switches, analog multiplexers, A-to-D and D-to-A converters, voltage converters/references and a variety of other key Maxim-based products. A list of the parts included in this offering can be found at www.e2v.com/maxim.

In 2010, e2v announced its Semiconductor Lifecycle Management (SLiM™) program, offering a new approach to obsolescence management and mitigation. One of the key principals of this program is establishing agreements with original semiconductor suppliers, so e2v is able to offer services which extend the life of key components for military and aerospace programs, and this agreement with Maxim is a prime example of the success of this model.