Manage Electronic Component Obsolescence With Precision
TRUSTED BY LEADING CRITICAL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURERS
Electronic Component Obsolescence
Electronic component obsolescence not only causes serious supply chain disruption, it also increases the risk of no longer complying with industry regulations, and results in major cost impacts.
Q-Star provides critical information that enables manufacturers to predict, view, and manage component lifecycles by anticipating possible degradations and disruptions to their supply continuity. This gives our customers the ability to address problems before they create conflicts, allowing the entire supply chain to run more efficiently.
SIMPLE, YET POWERFUL
How Q-Star Works
#1. Import BOM
Import your Bill Of Materials (BOM) using Q-Star’s seamless upload tool via a standard Microsoft Excel template. Correct any discrepancies in part numbers or other details with just a few clicks.
#2. Review Results
#3. Take Control
Rely on the industry’s most accurate database of electronic components to ensure you receive accurate and reliable information on your component obsolescence. Granular, part-level data is provided on manufacturers, suppliers, adherence to environmental compliance regulations, as well as any reported risks related to conflict minerals or suspected counterfeits. Review manufacturers’ detailed spec sheets on specific components with one click.
Make smarter design decisions by utilizing components with lower obsolescence risk – those with multiple sources and longer expected production lives. Q‑Star’s time-tested predictive algorithms provide the industry’s most accurate lifecycle predictions on specific manufacturer part numbers, so you can clearly identify upcoming issues well before they cause costly problems.
Q-Star constantly monitors its robust parts database and automatically alerts you to 18 product availability and content status changes. These alerts allow users to maximize lead time to make decisions regarding the use of alternate sources, redesigning affected components, or when to make Life Time Buys (LTBs). And when supply disruption occurs and a component is discontinued, Q‑Star provides immediate recommendations for alternate parts, suppliers, and manufacturers.
Q-Star comes with on-demand research requests, all performed by our expert team of U.S. based data analysts (others outsource), ensuring that any missing components in your BOM are tracked down quickly, with a guaranteed response time of 24 hours or less. Most of our team has been with QTEC for 15+ years and have the expertise to navigate the vast web of manufacturers, suppliers, and sheer volume of electronic components data better than anyone else out there.
Q-Star’s software is simple and intuitive, while providing easy access to deep analytics across multiple BOMs, allowing for quick and data-rich reporting of any current or future at-risk components. Access the data in whatever format is most comfortable – on the Q‑Star platform, or with the easy ability to print and export all reports directly into Microsoft Excel or Word documents.