From: "Michael A. Terrell"
Subject: Re: Surface-mount parts in under 2000-piece reels
Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 14:03:13 -0400
Organization: Do I have to? Well, Ok. If you insist!
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John Larkin wrote:
> On 7 Oct 2002 16:07:13 -0700, Winfield Hill
> >Rene wrote...
> >> What parts did you have in mind that are not available
> >> in small quantities? Except some microwave dividers
> >> I get everything imagineable in small quantities.
> > The part de jure is Supertex's great 500V depletion-mode
> > MOSFET, the LND150N8. You can easily get small quantities
> > of the TO-92 LND150N3, but the more widely produced N8
> > SOT-89 part isn't available in under 2000-piece reels.
> > Thanks,
> > - Win
> Yeah, I wanted to use the SOT-23 depletion thingie, but you have to
> buy 3K at a whack.
> It's cool that Digikey and Mouser sell unit quantities of NEC
> gaasfets, IR stuff, Xilinx, etc.
> There ought to be an exchange site for broken-reel stuff. My company
> could list available parts, and we could swap with others who have
> scads more parts than they need. Some single stuck-at-home person
> could start and run this, investing nothing but a little time, and
> maybe make a nice living off a modest service fee.
That sounds like me, John. What do you have in mind? A searchable
database, or just a website broken into categories where you can list
what you have with the prices, then let the operator receive the email,
and forward the requests? The option to let owners keep their parts at
hand, or store them in a central location?
I was already thinking about something along this line, but need good
web space, and a private email server to do it right.
Michael A. Terrell