SMSC has been supplying semiconductor devices to the Embedded and PC markets for over 20 years. SMSC continues to focus on supporting the needs of these markets and will make every effort to support these products for a minimum of five years.
In the event that SMSC decides to discontinue a product, SMSC's end-of-life policy is to offer a last-time buy at least one year in advance of a product's discontinuance. If a last-time buy is issued on a particular device, customers are given at least six months to place orders and 12 months from the date of order placement to take delivery, whenever possible.
Below are links to listings by prefix of SMSC's discontinued products. These products are no longer being offered for sale, nor does SMSC provide technical support for them.
Many discontinued devices have been turned over to SMSC's authorized distributor of discontinued products:
Rochester Electronics, Inc.
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