[sdiy] SSM2164 last time buy.... Leave a feedback at AD..

David G Dixon dixon at mail.ubc.ca
Tue Feb 5 18:17:54 CET 2013


> "These chips were used in classic analogue synthesizers, for 
> example in the Oberheim Matrix 12 / expander. The linearity 
> and temperature stability were excellent. The chips are no 
> longer manufactured, but some distributors still have most of 
> them in stock (but for how long?). Onchip systems (the major 
> distributor) have stated that they will manufacure more chips 
> when they have preorders for at least 25000 pieces."
> 
> At $15 per chip (same web page), you would need to place an 
> order for $375,000 of chips before they'll manufacture some 
> wafers through the production line.  So, again, economics.

It kinda makes me wonder, why don't they make about 10,000,000 of them
before shutting down the production line?  That many wafers could be stored
in a small box and hauled out for packaging as the need arises.




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