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Subject: Re: Custom Chips (was:Thinking on Mixer)

From: The Old Crow <oldcrow@...
Date: 1999-11-01

On Mon, 1 Nov 1999, Paul Schreiber wrote:

> In MOTM, I try as hard as possible to use "off the shelf" parts, but
> in electronics, there are no guarantees anymore! DIP packages are
> S L O W L Y going away. DIY will die in 10 years as they all dry up.

Yes and no. The military uses incredible quantities of DIP-packaged
stuff, and changing the standards that form their vendor design
requirements is ∗very∗ tough to do. So, DIPs will be around for quite a
while yet.

--Scott R.