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20 October 2010

e2v introduces first integrated approach to cost-effectively sustaining long-term mil/aero electronics systems

e2v aerospace & defense inc, will unveil its new Semiconductor Lifecycle Management program at the DMSMS conference in Las Vegas, Oct.25 – 28, exhibiting at booth # 203.

e2v aerospace & defense, which incorporates the former QP Semiconductor fabless semiconductor manufacturer, has been serving military, aerospace and high reliability industries for 25 years, and is the only mil/aero focused manufacturer addressing secure project lifetime continuity of semiconductor supply through its lifecycle management program.

Traditional semiconductor obsolescence management (OM) is reactive, can be unreliable and offers little cost control or security of supply over decades of system requirements.

e2v’s semiconductor lifecycle management program offers a new approach to OM and to the design, manufacture and through life support of aerospace, defense and long lifecycle commercial systems; preparing for and planning against the effects of component obsolescence at points as early as the original system design process. The result is security of supply and avoidance of issues such as spiraling costs and counterfeit goods entering the supply chain from uncontrolled sources.

In addition, e2v’s program works with existing platforms to review current last time buy inventory and so manage lifetime supply and future cost for key components.

e2v will be leading a workshop on the subject at the DMSMS conference on Thursday 27th at 2pm.

e2v aerospace & defense now offers a full range of hi-rel semiconductor products and solutions, including: North-American storage, packaging, test and redesign facilities, a secure and flexible supply chain for hi-rel products protecting against counterfeit risks and containing costs, wafer banking and lifecycle management and a DSCC qualified manufacturer listing.

“e2v is the only US mil/aero focused manufacturer addressing secure project lifetime continuity of supply through its semiconductor lifecycle management program,” said Jim Townsend, director of marketing for e2v’s Santa Clara semiconductor operations, adding “the needs of this market have changed, requiring an approach that works in partnership with major programs to deliver assurance of semiconductor supply from program design stages, not just when obsolescence becomes an issue. As part of e2v, with established partnerships with major semiconductor companies, we have the capability to deliver to this need and will be presenting our vision for it at DMSMS”.

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About e2v
e2v is a leading global provider of technology solutions for high performance systems; delivering solutions, sub-systems and components, to advanced systems companies, for specialist applications within medical & science, aerospace & defence, and commercial & industrial markets.
e2v is headquartered in the UK, employs approximately 1500 people, has design and production facilities across Europe and North America, and has a global network of sales and technical support offices. For the year ended 31 March 2010, e2v reported sales of over £200m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information visit