Product Status Information
There are 6 phases below in AKM Product Life Cycle.
|No.||Product Status||Part Status||Definition||Notes|
|1||Under development||ES||Product which is under development and planned to be released.
In some cases samples for evaluation are available.
|2||In mass production||MP||Product in mass production and purchase order is acceptable.|
|3||Recommended for new design
|NEW||Product recommended for new design - new products, e.g.||* RND:
Recommended for New Design
|4||Not recommended for new design
|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.
Not Recommended for New Design
|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||Product which 12 months passed after PDN and no LTB order is available.|