Like other technology-driven sectors, agribusiness is caught up in a trend of faster product life cycles
from introduction to exit.
This has made CSS Laboratories an industry leader in developing and testing client solutions that yield higher than usual industry Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), as well as providing longer product life cycles
Embedded customers have design, qualification and product life cycles
that are longer than mainstream PCs and servers, but still require the highest level of processor performance," said Iain Morris, senior vice president, Personal Connectivity Solutions Group at AMD.
Dune Networks brings the most scalable architecture to the fabric market," said Jag Bolaria, Senior Analyst with the Linley Group "SAND allows OEMs to extend their product life cycles
from the legacy three years per data-communication product to a life cycle of seven years and more.
To accommodate short product life cycles
and multiple product options, the solution manages products from design, collaboration, sourcing and pre-production to full production and product retirement.
VinChip Systems was founded to fill the design productivity gap brought about by advances in semiconductor manufacturing and reducing product life cycles
Mitsubishi continues to demonstrate its long-term commitment to the industrial display market by providing what manufacturers want most, the stability of long product life cycles
, backward compatibility to previous display versions, and technology enhancements such as continual brightness improvements," said Dale H.
Virtually all of these coming applications share two characteristics - they require a wealth of 'multimedia processing' at very high speeds, and their product life cycles
are increasingly being measured in months, not years.
The value-class WD Vantage product line offers Avnet's OEM customers a storage solution for legacy products and extended product life cycles
Cathy Bueter, president of qualitative services at Answers, said because product life cycles
are shortening market research can provide an unparalleled advantage.
Communications, consumer, and industrial applications use much smaller quantities of DRAM, but product life cycles
for those applications can be as long as twenty years.
The nature of business is forcing companies to accelerate all their processes, and due to shorter product life cycles
and increasing competition, they are striving to reduce time-to-market for product development.