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2000\11\23@230745 by yansong gu

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Hi all,

I need find some cheap lcd -like the calculator kind.  my question is how
come the cheap calculator cost less than the lcd from digikey?

Yansong

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2000\11\24@004219 by Robert A. LaBudde

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At 11:04 PM 11/23/00 -0800, Yansong wrote:
>I need find some cheap lcd -like the calculator kind.  my question is how
>come the cheap calculator cost less than the lcd from digikey?

The miracle of mass production! Also, calculator LCDs don't have fancy
controllers built in. Numerical LCDs can be obtained for $.10 each surplus.

You can obtain surplus LCDs with Hitachi controllers for as little as $2
each. Marlin P. Jones is a good place to start (http://www.mpja.com).

The big problem I've found is getting a cable attached!


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2000\11\24@005459 by Spehro Pefhany

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At 11:04 PM 11/23/00 -0800, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>
>I need find some cheap lcd -like the calculator kind.  my question is how
>come the cheap calculator cost less than the lcd from digikey?
>Yansong
>

Volume.  If you want 10,000 displays it will not be so bad, but not from
Digikey.

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2000\11\25@110445 by Olin Lathrop

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> I need find some cheap lcd -like the calculator kind.  my question is how
> come the cheap calculator cost less than the lcd from digikey?

Because the calculator folks buy large quantities of LCDs directly from the
manufacturer, so they pay a modest percentage over production cost.  You can
do this too if you want to buy 100,000 of them.


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2000\11\28@215837 by dre Domingos F. Souza

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>I need find some cheap lcd -like the calculator kind.  my question is how
>come the cheap calculator cost less than the lcd from digikey?

       Easy: Scale! You are buying a one-off, the calculator industry buys some 1.000.000 at a time.


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