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Thread: 16F877 -- Why an EEPROM?
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On Tue, 6 Mar 2001 11:47:16 -0800, you wrote:

>Actually, it's probably all down to cost.  FLASH probably costs more
>to make, and the 8-pin devices are esp. sensitive to cost, since they
>have to be very cheap or nobody would bother with them.  In other words,
>I think they don't make flash versions of the 8-pin devices because they
>don't think enough people would pay the price they'd have to charge for
>them.
..and the sort of products that use 8-pin devices are  less likely to
benefit sufficiently from reprogrammability to justify the extra cost.

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