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Product Status Information

There are 6 phases below in AKM Product Life Cycle.

No. Product Status Part Status Definition / Notes
1 Under development Preview Specification is subject to change during engineering validation.
2 In mass production MP  
3 Recommended for new designs
(RND*)
NEW Product recommended for new design - new products, e.g.
4 Not recommended for new designs NRND Product not recommended for new design due to the reasons in the remarks column.
*Next generation product is/will be released.
*If a similar successor product is scheduled or released.
*No plan for sales expansion.
*Discontinuation is planned.
*If we provide products to only customers who already use AKM's products.
5 To be discontinued NRND

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
(EOL)
EOL Product which 12 months passed after PDN and no LTB order is available.

* RND: Recommended for New Designs

* NRND: Not Recommended for New Designs

* LTB (Last Time Buy): Commitment to purchase specific quantity

* LBO (Last Buy Order): Purchase order for the demand committed by LTB

Latest product status

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.

Product not recommended for new design due to the reasons in the remarks column.

  • Next generation product is/will be released.
  • If a similar successor product is scheduled or released.
  • No plan for sales expansion.
  • Discontinuation is planned.
  • If we provide products to only customers who already use AKM's products.

Please contact your local distributor, AKM local offices, or “contact form” on this website for the details.

Product Discontinuation Notice (PDN)

PDN based on JEDEC (JESD48) is issued when AKM discontinues the product in MP.

Cut-off of LTB order is 1 year from the PDN announcement.

AKM accepts LTB orders 6 months from PDN announcement.

LBO is accepted for the quantity committed by the LTB due date.

* LTB (Last Time Buy): Commitment to purchase specific quantity

* LBO (Last Buy Order): Purchase order for the demand committed by LTB

Please contact your local distributor, AKM local offices, or “contact form” on this website for the details.

PCN (Product Change Notice)

Depending on the circumstances PCN may be issued during MP status.

Product change means the change or addition in specification.

In case of product change, AKM gives some announcement and starts the procedure following change control process, to the customers who have purchase result.

In case of product change during MP, AKM issues a PCN in compliance with JEDEC (JESD46).

Please contact your local distributor, AKM local offices, or “contact form” on this website for the details.