When working with many of our customers, they share with us their date code restrictions for electronic components. Sometimes it’s 18 months, sometimes 3 years, you name it. We located the following guidance document produced by Maxim Integrated electronic components. It states that with today’s manufacturing standards and materials, older date codes are no longer an issue. This is great news for many product manufacturers. They can loosen unnecessary purchasing restrictions, which will allow them to have more access to electronic parts, and at much lower prices. To see Maxim’s document please click here datecode_policy
Robb Hammond is the President of AERI and the former chair of the Aerospace Industry’s Counterfeit Electronic Components Mitigation Standard for independent distributors, AS6081, which has become one of the industry’s most respected documents, as well as being adopted by the Department of Defense. Robb is one of the foremost thought leaders in the industry on counterfeit detection and speaks regularly at conferences around the globe.