Obsolete IC Sources

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[Document Version: 1.15] [Last Updated: 11/13/96]

1. Introduction

You know how frustrating it is to find an one-of-a-kind IC that you just must have yet it is no longer made! What do you do?!?!?

Well, needless to say (if you were watching the size of this file as it was transferring :-) there are companies who have realized that there is demand for obsolete chips and are doing their best to make people like you happy.

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2. Alternatives and Cross-References

http://www.nteinc.com/ - NTE on-line. You can search their cross-reference on-line or download it to your PC/Windoze machine (~2.5MB compressed). A number of catalogs carry NTE replacement parts: see Source Information for supplier contact information.

3. Obsolete AMD ICs

Luke Systems International
Tel: 818-991-9373
Tel: 206-863-8506
Fax: 818-991-4654
E-mail: lukesys@nrc.com

(From Laura Luft)

Contact for worldwide sales and a product catalog is Lisa Betancourt

Looking for obsolete AMD IC's, we at Pacific Softworks were, and found Luke Systems International, who focus 100% on the sale of AMD obsolete components, not only do they stock large quantities of unused product, they also make continuation product from AMD die and mask sets.

4. Surplus Inventory Locators

5. General Instrument (GI) ICs

Rochester Electronics, Inc.
10 Malcolm Hoyt Drive
Mewburyport, MA 01950
Tel: 1-508-462-9332

(From the Microchip Tech. Databook by way of Mark Zenier)

Online Technology Exchange
914 Sandpiperway
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Tel: (813) 345-4357
Fax: (813) 341-1613 (or)
Fax: (813) 345-4357
E-Mail: texchange@aol.com or
E-Mail: techex@cftnet.com
URL: http://www.onlinetechx.com/


EPROMs, SRAMs, Microprocessors, Logic, Transistors, Diodes, Capacitors, Resistors, Connectors, DRAMs, Military, 74 & 68#'s

All Packages - Surface mount especially and also DIP. They even take email requirements. I think their minimum order is USD$50.00

6. Harris Opto

Quality Technologies
Sunnyvale, CA
Tel: 1-800-HELP-644
Tel: 1-408-720-1440

(From Jim Karon)

They have recently taken up the Harris Opto line.

7. Motorola

(From E. Paolo)

in California
Tel: (818) 349-4495

They are big in Motorola parts

8. Krueger

Krueger Technology
Tel: (602) 820-5330

Krueger uses a patented IC removal technology to desolder IC's... so they are all "used".

9. Pure Unobtanium Krueger

Pure Unobtanium
Ed Nisley
Raleigh, NC, 27613
Tel: [removed]

They have ceased to sell hard-to-get parts.

10. Surplus/Obsolete

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