Stage
Status Description
Preliminary
PRODUCT INTRODUCTION PENDING
Product is in planning or design stage. Samples may or may not exist. Specification changes can occur and planned introduction dates may be delayed. No orders or product shipments permitted.
Active
PRODUCT NEWLY INTRODUCED/RAMP-UP
Beginning to ramp up production. Can supply limited quantities and design specifications may change. Orders and shipments permitted.
RECOMMENDED FOR NEW SPECIFICATIONS
The data sheet contains all final specifications and operating conditions. Orders and shipments permitted. Product is highly recommended for use in new specifications.
FULL PRODUCTION
Product in rapid growth or maturity phase. Manufacturing capacity is being added. Orders and shipments permitted. The product is appropriate for new specifications.
PRODUCT MATURITY
Orders and shipments permitted. The product is appropriate for new specifications but newer alternatives may exist.
NRNS
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR NEW SPECIFICATIONS
Design changes or discontiuation are coming. Orders and shipments permitted. Manufacturing capacity is reduced. Product not recommended for new specs. The designers are encoraged to consider alternative products for new specifications (alternative suggestions are provided when possible).
End of Life
PRODUCT PHASE OUT/SEE LAST ORDER DATE
Formal discontinuance notice may be issued. Limitations on shipments can occur, but orders are pressed toward final and last buy. Product should not be considered for new specifications.
Discontinued
PRODUCT LAST SHIPMENTS
Product in final stage of shipments after a formal Life Time Buy notice or product cancellation. Shipments made to existing orders. Manufacturing capacity limitations may exist. New orders are limited to existing or residual inventory.
NO LONGER MANUFACTURED
Product is considered no longer available. Inventory is removed. No new orders, no shipments, and no inventory exist.