Heya folks, Crow here. I just received a lifetime buy notice for a couple of TI components. (Legacy National Semiconductor parts from TI’s buyout of NS.) This includes components such as the LM386, LM3915 and high-fidelity parts like the LME49710 op-amp among many others. This means when they run out of wafer stock, the parts are no longer going to be made. The 6″ wafer process is pretty old, requiring tooling hardware that is not made any more. Even so, it is not a simple matter to migrate linear devices. While digital chips require a small feature size, analog requires as fine control on things like transistor characteristics as possible. This will end up putting the high end analog audio engineering sector in chaos for a while.
Time to stock up.
Here is a list:
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