In 2017, over 300,000 parts entered the end-of-life stage, and in 2018, experts expect that number to grow even higher. Among these EOL parts, 41% of them became obsolete without an issued part change notification, and over 20% had an immediate last time buy date. When immediate last time buys are no longer an option, OEMs have no choice but to discontinue their products. This situation spells a potential disaster to long-term revenue. With an extensive inventory and a top-notch team devoted to monitoring quality of parts, Abacus consistently remains in the know about significant changes to parts. Our team stays in constant contact with component manufacturers, and tireless effort goes into staying up to date with the frequent changes in the industry, including EOL and part change notifications. Essentially, our goal consists of staying on top of everything that occurs in the electronic components industry. Don't let missed PCNs put your product at risk. Abacus will help you stay up to date on EOL notifications, part changes, RoHs and shortages. We want to make sure that you are fully in the know about the parts you acquiring. Send us your BOM today and let us take care of everything.