Distributor Arrow Electronics and semiconductor vendor National Semiconductor are using the RosettaNet 5C series to automate the exchange of design support information. The process is claimed to improve real-time data synchronisation between the two companies by eliminating the need for manual entry and updates on two separate systems.
RosettaNet is a consortium of major IT, electronic components, semiconductor manufacturing and telecoms companies working to create and implement industry-wide, open e-business process standards. These standards form a common e-business language that is said to align processes between supply chain partners on a global basis.
By using the RosettaNet 5C series, Arrow and National claim to have streamlined their entire design support process and accelerated time-to-market for their customers.
In operation, the information exchange is supported by RosettaNet 5C1, which provides National with the ability to advise Arrow of specific parts eligible for enhanced customer design support; 5C2, which gives Arrow and National the ability to exchange information regarding the design-in of National products to OEM customers; 5C4, which advises Arrow of the status of the mutual design effort; and 5C3, which provides Arrow the ability to advise National of customer designs moving from prototype to production status.