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CoreWind product life cycle

Life Cycle Overview

Corewind product life cycle includes the following four phases:

Introduction phase - approximately the first 6 months. Last issues are still being resolved in the product and s/w support packages are being released and stabilized during this period.

Active phase - first 2-3 years following introduction. Product features and s/w packages are stable, maintained and enriched with additional functions. Products in this phase are the most suitable for new designs.

Mature phase - approximately the 4th and 8th years after introduction. Products are order able, shipped in volume, and benefit from stable and rich s/w packages, developed earlier. Web shop availability of items at this phase is not guaranteed and based on demand. Products are no longer recommended for new designs. Product packages' maintenance is gradually frozen.

End-of-life phase - approximately 9-10 years after introduction. EOL initiation mainly depends on the availability of components required for product manufacturing. Web shop availability of items at this phase is while stock lasts.
Product Life Cycle Phase Introduction Expected EOL Comments
NET-SAM9X25 Intro 2012 2020 CM-SAM9X25 as CPU core Board
CM-SAM9X25 Intro 2012 2020 .
IPC-G4500 Intro 2012 2021 .
IPC-SAM9G45 Intro 2011 2020 .
SBC-SAM9G45 Intro 2011 2018 CM-SAM9G45 as CPU core Board
CM-SAM9G45 Intro 2011 2018 .
DevKit4412 Intro 2013 2020 CM-Tiny4412 as CPU core Board
CM-Tiny4412 Intro 2013 2020 .
Tiny210 Intro 2011 2018 CM-Tiny210 as CPU core Board
CM-Tiny210 Intro 2011 2020 .
Mini210 Intro 2011 2018 .
IPC-G2000 Active 2010 2020 .
SBC-SAM9G20 Active 2010 2019 .
CM-Tiny6410 Active 2010 2019 .
Tiny6410 Active 2010 2019 CM-Tiny6410 as CPU core Board
Mini6410 Active 2010 2019 .
Core6410 Active 2009 2018 .
Real6410 Active 2009 2018 Core6410 as CPU core Board
DevKit3358 Active 2013 2020 .
  • Unless otherwise specified, the End Of Life (EOL) date is an estimation.
  • Estimated EOL date is periodically updated, reflecting the availability of components required for production.
  • The EOL date should be read as "last- time buy is expected to be in the middle of the specified year".
  • Products are not discontinued arbitrarily after 5 years. If significant demand exists, and components are available, product life cycle is extended accordingly.
  • When the End of Life process begins, a last- time buy notification is e-mailed to all users, at least 3 months prior to discontinuation.
  • The product life cycle is per CPU -- the EOL issued for CoM, its baseboards, and products based on the same CPU.
  • Certain features may be discontinued earlier than the product itself, if a specific component is no longer available. In most such cases, CoreWind offers a component stocking service which enables the customer to continue ordering cards including the required feature.

In certain cases, CoreWind will offer a component stocking service, enabling the continuation of product manufacturing even after the EOL date. CoreWind will stock discontinued components required for manufacturing. The service is offered only for products having significant market demand.

Service terms:

  • The stocking quantity is specified by the customer. The minimum quantity is that required for the manufacturing of 1000 product units.
  • Stocking orders are non-cancelable and non-returnable. Quantity cannot be modified.
  • The component price is paid by the customer, on order. The component price is later deducted from the product price, when the products are manufactured.
  • Components are stored in CoreWind facilities. Due to concerns regarding storage quality, CoreWind will not accept for manufacturing any components which have not been stored in its facilities.
  • Stocking service price is $3,600 pre stocking order, regardless of quantity. This service price is not refundable.
  • The minimum order for productss manufactured using stocked components is 500. Delivery time - up to 18 weeks.
  • The price of products manufactured after the EOL date will be raised by 15% per year. Reason: increasing difficulty to obtain obsolete components (other than stocked) and to maintain capability for low-volume manufacturing over prolonged period of time.
  • The stocking service prolongs the product availability by 1 to 3 years. However, availability can be affected by the discontinuation of other components, in which case a notification will be sent to the customer.
  • At the end of the stocking period, a notification will be sent to the customer, offering a last-time buy.
In certain cases CoreWind will consider manufacturing of discontinued products, even if not covered by components stocking commitment. 
  • Components must be obtained by CoreWind purchasing department. Due to concerns about quality and compatibility of the component, CoreWind does not accept components obtained by the customer.
  • Minimum order is 1000 products for manufacturing, or 1000 components for stocking. The final quantity is bound to whatever is obtainable.
  • Product price is not guaranteed. The product price depends on the market price of the required components, which can vary significantly.
  • Under any circumstances, CoreWind does not guarantee the success of the production cycle for discontinued products.
Order acceptance is not guaranteed. The only acceptable procedure is:
  • Customer will place an order according to the quote of card price and quantity.
  • Only after order placement, CoreWind will attempt to obtain the necessary components.
  • If the components are available, the order will be confirmed.
  • Delivery time - 18-20 weeks.

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