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'PIC Pricing'
1997\05\01@140229 by James Musselman

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Does anybody know if the PIC16C74 and 'C73
are going up in price like the 'C84?
If so, is this an example of Microchip's
support of their customers?
James

1997\05\01@162710 by wft

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I vote that pricing be discussed without whining and that whining about
price increases be directed to Microchip representatives.

thanx

Gus
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1997\05\01@191703 by Andrew Warren

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Gus Calabrese <.....wftKILLspamspam.....frii.com> wrote:

> I vote that pricing be discussed without whining and that whining
> about price increases be directed to Microchip representatives.

   Me too, Gus.

   Those of you who are planning to whine to your Microchip reps
   might also want to actually LOOK at which prices increased; with
   few exceptions, the price increases ONLY affect parts that heve
   been superceded by newer versions.

   Also -- and this has been ignored in the brief discussion so far
   on the list -- some prices have gone DOWN.

   For instance...

   While the 16C73's price has increased, the 16C73A's has not.
   The 16C84 is more expensive than it used to be, but the 16F84 is
   actually CHEAPER than the "old" 16C84 price.  The old 93Cx6
   EEPROMs with selectable 8-bit/16-bit operation has increased in
   price, but the newer variants (available in EITHER 8-bit or
   16-bit versions) have not.

   -Andy

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1997\05\02@011359 by Gregg Kricorissian

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Today I asked my supplier if the rumor about PIC pricing was true.  He
hadn't heard anything about it, but told me he would check.

I hope its not true ... the kind of increase that was reported the other day
would be a killer in a commercial  product.  It;s the worst fear of choosing
a sole-sourced part!

I'll post what I find out.

.. Gregg

1997\05\02@140140 by mike

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In message  <2.2.32.19970502051037.009933c8spamspam_OUTalfred.ccs.carleton.ca>> @spam@PICLISTKILLspamspamMITVMA.MIT.EDU writes:
> Today I asked my supplier if the rumor about PIC pricing was true.  He
> hadn't heard anything about it, but told me he would check.
>
> I hope its not true ... the kind of increase that was reported the other day
> would be a killer in a commercial  product.  It;s the worst fear of choosing
> a sole-sourced part!
>

Based on Andy's report, it looks like Microchip want to move
people over to the new (essentially) compatible parts. So they
can presumably stop production of the old ones.

I guess that the price differential between the old and new
parts is their encouragement for you to make the move.


Regards,


Mike Watson

1997\05\08@151411 by Andy Kunz

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Does anybody have an official word on pricing for the 16C58 vs. 16C558?

We are working on a project which is currently using the '58, and are about
to take it to production in 10K's.  Checking Digi-Key's pricing, the cost
for the '558 is already less than the 58, so I'm also wondering how long
the '58 is going to be in production.

Andy

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1997\05\09@195305 by gmdsr

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Andy and the Group -

  We use the c58a too, and have been thinking about migrating
to the 558.  We use the low current version of the c58a (lc58a),
and I noticed that the 558 is not available in the low
current version.

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