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Parts Management Program for Obsolescence Management

June 29, 2016.

Sultan Lilani (


Sultan Ali Lilani is Director of Technical Business Development at Integra Technologies. Prior to joining Integra Technologies, Sultan held a similar position at Silicon Turnkey Solutions. Previous to Silicon Turnkey Solutions, Sultan was Director of Quality and Reliability at NEC Electronics for 18 years and also served as Director of Product and Test at Akros Silicon, an energy management IC start-up.

Sultan has in-depth knowledge of Reliability Engineering, Program Management, Testing and Qualification for Aerospace, Defense and Industrial applications for semiconductor products including Digital, Analog, Mixed Signal, ASICs, Microprocessors, Memory, Custom Semiconductors, Discretes, Linears and Passives.

Sultan is the chair of PEM task team for SAE along with co-chairing the Cu bond wire task tea. Sultan also co-chairs SAE G19A Counterfeit Committee which is developing standards to detect suspect counterfeit components, promoting the maxim use of authentic parts, and helping ensure consistency of test techniques and requirements across the supply-chain.


It is a well-known fact that the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) markets are facing severe problems due to infiltration of counterfeit electronic parts in their hardware. The Original Component Manufacturers are introducing newer EEE parts at a very fast rate to keep up with their market requirements and products are getting obsolete at much faster rate. Management of product obsolescence is playing a bigger role on how we combat the on-going counterfeit problem that A&D companies face.

This paper will discuss an obsolescence managementprocess that consists of:

The paper will provide details of a very comprehensive obsolescence management program and the best practices associated with such program implementation. Paper will also discuss howaParts Management Program provides the fundamental solution to upcoming product obsolescence. It will also discuss how a long term supply of authentic product that has been fully screened and subjected to value added services for an extended period of time after product obsolescence is made available to the A&D market.

About Integra Technologies

Integra Technologies, Inc. established in 1997, is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of state of the art RF power transistors, pallets and high power amplifiers (HPA). These products are based on GaN HEMT and Si LDMOS, VDMOS and Bipolar technologies.

Integra is the sole source for several Air Traffic Control and Avionics systems. The company, through its domestic/international sales offices and Representation/ Distribution network, provides application-specific products in high volume for Radar, Avionics, Defense Communication, ISM, and ECM applications.