TMS320F2808PZA

Just a quick post this morning!  We have TI, DSP item TMS320F2808PZA available!  Please advise quickly if your Q2 demand is going to be short, currently we can allocate up to 10K units.  We anticipate a large gap in inventory within the next 2-4 months.  Please contact your Account Manager for a formal quote.

Freescale Plant Shutdown

Austin, TX – Freescale Semiconductor has announced that they will not reopen their Sendai, Japan wafer fabrication facility because of damage caused by the recent earthquake. The March 11th 9.0 earthquake was centered just off the coast of Japan near Sendai. The company released a press release stating that ongoing safety concersn, damage to infrastructure and other basic services to …

Drop-In Replacement

After every stocking distributor has been checked, after every OEM excess list scrubbed…there is always that one last fighting chance of hope to still play hero for our customers.  The drop-in replacement. Not to pat ourselves on the back too much (well, maybe a little) but our gals and guys who support customers for inside sales do an incredible job …

Obsolete Parts

Obsoletes or EOL (end of life) components have always been the major selling attraction of our company to high level purchasing agents around the globe.  However, the last few years I have noticed a trend showing purchase orders supporting more long lead time or allocation type scenarios for our vast customer base.  I have to believe this trend is a …

Murata Chip Inductor Update

Sensible Micro continues to monitor the list of facility damages that have occurred from numerous key component manufacturers in Japan.  Murata Manufacturing Co; Ltd has 13 plant operations throughout all regions of Japan.  Murata has been giving consistent and timely updates concerning what facilities have been damaged and which components will be affected due to down manufacturing time.  Murata manufactures SAW …

Component Supply Shortages

Many electronic OEMs could be engaging in ”panic buying’’ of semiconductors and electronic components, spurred by fears of supply disruptions from Japan, according to IHS iSuppli Corp.  Electronic distributors are reporting a surge in orders from OEM customers, trying to ensure they have sufficient inventory on hand to ride out any interruption in supply, according to the firm. Japan’s earthquake …

Global Chip Production & Japan Quake

This was just released from IHS isuppli.  IHS and isuppli do a great job of reporting accurate and informative industry news.  You can visit them at www.ihs.com and www.isuppli.com The Japanese earthquake has resulted in the suspension of one-quarter of the global production of silicon wafers used to make semiconductors. Manufacturing operations have stopped at Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd.’s Shirakawa facility. …

New Website Launched!

Our new website is ready to go!  Please check out www.sensiblemicro.com to see the new look and feel of Sensible Micro!  The new site gives users easier navigation, added search tools and an updated look that reveals the progression and growth our company has undergone.  Enjoy!

A Shirt Story-Counterfeits

It’s true.  I am a sucker for the past.  I make a lot of industry references to 80’s movies, music and TV shows.  What’s really odd is I can’t tell you what I had for breakfast but I can remember this episode of the Cosby Show from 1984 with vivid detail and ease. The Synopsis Theo comes home after purchasing …