Obsolescence Options

Force Technologies offer many different options to address component obsolescence issues. This ensures that we always have a solution to suit our customer’s specific needs. Our obsolescence options include:

Die Extraction and Re-assembly

We offer a reliable and cost effective die recovery technology known as DER (Die Extraction and Re-Assembly). DER is the process in which we are able to remove silicon die from any plastic package and reassemble them into any other package appropriate for the customer’s application. This method prevents the need for electronic component re-creation and microcircuit re-fabrication. The die extraction procedure relies on chemical and mechanical processes that are no more aggressive than those when the original die was exposed during device manufacture. Read more about Advanced Die Reclamation.


Up-screening a Commercial or Industrial component to a higher specification or even a Military temperature grade electronic components to Mil-Std-883 M5004 offers a viable, cost effective and sustainable solution. Ceramic, Metal Can or Plastic packaged devices undergo a wide range of electrical and environmental tests (including Burn-in) to establish quality and long-term reliability. Read more about Up-screening.


Working within the AS5553 standard, our component verification program, Authenticare™ offers our customers protection from counterfeit or grey market semiconductors and electronic components. Have a look at the Authenticare PDF Document for more information on the levels of test offered.


We can also offer the recreation of EOL (End of Life) or obsolete semiconductors to the original manufacturer’s design specifications such as Atmel, Xicor, Linear Tech AMD/Spansion and many more. Obsolescence of semiconductors is a challenge for businesses in the: aerospace, military, industrial and commercial sectors. You can rely on Force Technologies Ltd. to maintain complete control throughout the design and manufacture of product re-creations, and benefit from our guaranteed FT branded replications.

  • FT replications are 100% guaranteed
  • In-design enhancements available
  • Re-manufacture in accordance with MIL-STD-883 standards
  • Re-creations meeting original data-sheet performance under SCD (Source Control Drawing) or customer specification.

Custom Design

Force Technologies offer custom design and manufacture to meet the specific requirements of clients in the commercial, Industrial, Military, Aerospace and Space sectors. Manufacturing options include emulation by ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuits), modules, SoC (System on a Chip), and of FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Arrays), designing for fixed configuration manufacture with multiple program ability.

For more information on any of these options, please contact sales@forcetechnologies.co.uk or give us a call on +44 (0)1264 731200.