There are 6 phases below in AKM Product Life Cycle.
|1||Under development||Product which is under development and planned to be released.
In some cases samples for evaluation are available.
|2||In mass production||Product in mass production and purchase order is acceptable.|
|3||Recommended for new design
|Product recommended for new design - new products, e.g.||* RND:
Recommend for New Design
|4||Not recommended for new design
|Product not recommended for new design due to the reasons in the remarks column.
*Next generation product is/will be released.
*No plan for sales expansion.
*Discontinuation is planned.
Not Recommend for New Design
|5||To be discontinued||Product which PDN (Product Discontinuation Notice) is issued and LTB quantity is under discussion.||Basically discontinuation will be indicated as “to be discontinued” in product status on this website 24 months in advance.|
|6||End of life
|Product which 12 months passed after PDN and no LTB order is available.|
Product status is updated regularly on the website.
Please contact your local distributor, AKM local offices, or “contact form” on this website for the latest information.