Product Life Cycle Status

On this page, you will find a comprehensive guide to understanding the different product status definitions EPC uses to communicate the availability and lifecycle stages of our various power devices.

To aid customer decision-making when selecting products, we clearly designate the product status of each product as noted below.

Product Life Cycle Status Definitions

Preferred: The product is representative of the latest generation technology and recommended to be used for new designs.

Active: The product is in active production but may not be representative of the latest generation technology. These devices are recommended for design when there is no preferred alternative.

ENGR: These devices are on engineering status and should not be used for reliability stress testing or other qualification testing without contacting your local field application engineer for the latest status. Form fit and function are subject to change at any time.

NDO: The product is in active production, but is not recommended for new design-in. In most cases, a newer generation of products has been released and is recommended.

EOL: An end-of-life PCN has been issued for this device and will be obsolete. See PCN for recommended replacement.

Obsolete: This device is obsolete. Please consult the PCN or your local EPC sales support for the recommended replacement. We believe obsolescence should be avoided provided technology and customer demand exist for a product, and when it can’t be avoided, customers are notified two years in advance.

For questions or suitable alternatives to products you are interested in please refer to EPC’s Product Selector Guide for Gallium Nitride (GaN) FETs and Integrated Circuits (ICs), EPC’s Cross Reference Search tool, or contact one of our GaN Experts.