May 2006
Electronics Weekly;5/24/2006, Issue 2242, p14
Trade Publication
The article presents an interview with David Young, new chairman of the Component Obsolescence Group (COG), who talks about the product obsolescence. He says that the association helps its members in dealing with obsolescence issues. He also talks about the impact of European Union's directive Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) on the electronics and semiconductor industry. According to him, the biggest component obsolescence issue for the industry is die-shrinkage.


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