Re: Fast samples from TI
From: Mark Borgerson (m-a-r-k_at_oes.to)
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 03:54:46 GMT
In article <VERmd.3477$pK6.email@example.com>,
> > I ordered some sample MSP430F437 chips from TI over the weekend and was
> > amazed when they turned up today, the 17 November! Samples used to take a
> > couple of weeks to get here (UK).
> They are fulfilled from local distributors.
> If you order TI samples here in the US, they are shipped from Digi-Key,
> with the Digi-Key logo cut off the corner of the invoice.
That sounds like a smart move on the part of TI. Why spend the money
to build an infrastructure to efficiently ship two or three parts
a hundred times a day when a proven expert in that field has the
excess capacity available.
Can't hurt Digi-Key to be on the good side of a major supplier, either.
Plus, I suppose they could track the requests to see which parts have
the demand to become part of the regular Digi-Key inventory.