Product Change Notifications (PCN)

Product/Process Changes

Fairchild's Product/Process Change Notification (PCN) process is compliant to the JEDEC standard JESD46: Customer Notification of Product/Process Changes by Solid-State Suppliers. All direct-buy customers are notified of major changes and provided with a minimum of 90 days notification prior to implementation of the change. Indirect customers should be notified of Fairchild’s changes by their Fairchild authorized distributor, but additionally they can sign up to receive them through the Product Change Management System (PCMS) described below.

Product and process changes allow Fairchild to improve product quality and manufacturing efficiency.  All product and process changes are thoroughly tested to industry standards prior to implementation.

PCN Samples

Customers requiring samples or additional data to evaluate a change should contact their Regional Fairchild Customer Quality Engineer (CQE) within 30 days of the date of notification.  To better insure a continuous supply of requested samples, customers should not delay in placing orders.  Fairchild will have samples of the most common products available at the time a PCN is issued.  It is not always possible to have samples available for every product type impacted by the change.  We encourage customers to evaluate the impact of a change based on the samples that are available.

Product Discontinuances

Fairchild Semiconductor’s product obsolescence meets JEDEC JESD48: Product Discontinuance, industry standard requirements. Indirect customers are notified of Fairchild’s discontinuances by their Fairchild authorized distributor, but additionally they can sign up to receive them through the Product Change Management System (PCMS) described below.

Notifications

Fairchild distributes all PCNs and PDNs to impacted direct customers. Each impacted direct customer will receive an email from their Regional Fairchild CQE. These emails contain a link to the PCN/PDN document as well as a link to a personalized addendum. Fairchild has additionally partnered with Information Handling Services (IHS) to provide both direct and indirect customers with immediate product change and product discontinuance notifications. The IHS service provides customers with an email announcement, from IHS’s Product Change Management System (PCMS), every time Fairchild posts a public product change or discontinuance notice.

Product/Process Change Notifications include:

  • Detailed Description of Change
  • Reason for Change
  • PCN Tracking Number
  • Qualification Data
  • Anticipated impact on Fit, Form, Function,
  • Proposed Date of First Changed Production Shipment

Product Discontinuance Notifications Include:

  • PDN Tracking Number
  • All Impacted Products
  • Last Time Buy Date (12 Months after Notification)
  • Last Time Shipment Date (+12 months after order period ends)
  • Identification of Replacement Product, if applicable/
    Fairchild Contact Information

PCN Addendums Include:

  • Customer Code
  • Fairchild's Products Impacting Customer
  • Customer's Part Numbers
  • Customer's FSC Quality Engineer's Contact Information

PDN Addendums include:

  • Customer Code
  • Fairchild Products Impacting Customer
  • Customer's Part Numbers
  • Customer's FSC Quality Engineer's Contact Information