Central manufactures more than 2,200
drop-in replacement devices to meet customers' demands for diminishing
source and End of Life (EOL) products. As long as there is industry demand,
Central will continue to manufacture devices deemed EOL by other
manufacturers and will continue to add new devices to the EOL Life Support
list. The EOL Life Support Program helps customers to extend products' life
cycles without costly redesigns
Special, selected, and custom devices make up 12%
of Central's sales mix. Central is always eager to evaluate the feasibility
of any customer requirement. Often these customer inquiries have led to new
and exciting designs. These devices are developed in three ways: by testing
to selected parameters; by performing a special wafer diffusion to achieve
the desired device characteristics; or by developing a custom device.
Central's creativity in developing special, selected, and custom devices has
solved many OEM design problems.
When samples of Central's products are needed,
they are shipped by air at no expense to the customer. Each product sample
includes a datasheet and any other required documentation.
For customers' convenience, Central also produces
sample kits that include various devices within a specific family. Available
kits include: Current Limiting Diodes, Schottky Diodes and Schottky
Rectifiers. Central continues to develop new kits and welcomes customers'
Central provides outstanding support to designers
at integrated circuit manufacturing companies such as Maxim, Intel, and
National Semiconductor, all of whom need samples of discrete devices for
their reference designs. At no cost, lab sample kits are custom configured
to meet individual designer's requirements for the most commonly utilized
devices. This highly successful program puts Central's devices in designers'
hands for immediate use, eliminating any delay between idea and design
Central Semiconductor's discrete semiconductors
perform critical functions in a wide array of the most popular industrial
and consumer electronic products.