Policy and Procedure

MaxLinear’s Product Discontinuance Policy

It is MaxLinear’s general policy to notify all known customers for products affected by planned discontinuance. In compliance with JESD48B, MaxLinear will coordinate Last-Time Buy (LTB) purchases with customers unless a product discontinuance is related to product safety, regulatory or judicial compliance. Listed below is MaxLinear’s Product Discontinuance Policy:

MaxLinear will issue a Product Discontinuance Notice (PDN) for each discontinued part and notify known customers who have purchased the product. The PDN will contain the following information:

  1. PDN Number
  2. Publication Date
  3. Products affected by the PDN and any recommended replacement parts
  4. Last-Time Buy Date
  5. Last-Time Ship dates
  6. Contact Information

Unless otherwise stated, MaxLinear will provide the PDN to their customer(s) and approved distributors, allowing 6 months from the Publication Date for Last-Time Buy orders, and 12 months from the Publication Date for Last-Time Shipments. The approved distributors shall, where applicable, notify their affected customers of the product discontinuance.

Customer are required to submit a purchase order (“PO”) for the LTB requirements. All orders for discontinued product whether such product is standard or custom are non-cancellable and non-returnable (NCNR) at the time of PO placement.

For additional information about a specific product, please contact your local MaxLinear Sales Office which can be found on our website at www.exar.com/sales