Tony Papadimitriou

MC9S08QG8CPBE is EOL in stores, active in NXP !!!

Discussion created by Tony Papadimitriou on Dec 4, 2019
Latest reply on Dec 11, 2019 by vicentegomez
There is a last buy note for
Last Buy Date: 22-May-2020
Last Delivery Date: 22-May-2021
although it appears as Active.
The note was issued recently (2019-11-22) but shouldn't it first go into "Not Recommended for New Designs" status?
And once there is a "last buy date" set, shouldn't the item automatically stop showing as "Active"?
Someone may start a new design on it, and by coming June there won't be any chance to order it.
This particular chip is an example I happened to notice that does not affect me directly.
However, what truly bothers me, is the possibility that a whole bunch of other chips that I currently use can suddenly have the same fate without enough warning, you know the "Active" => "Not recommended" => "Inactive" sequence with plenty of time between status changes.
Can this situation be corrected?  How about the Product Select page shows the actual status, and not a deceiving one?