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Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by audioguru, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. audioguru

    audioguru Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    I got an e-mail from the CEO of Texas Instruments. They are purchasing National Semiconductor.
     
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    ronv Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Boy, I wish you would have told us and hour or two ago. 78% premium.
     
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    Which products will disappear first?

    Wow!!

    I wonder what line of current NS products will disappear first from the market.

    Not that I have to worry about of any product of mine out there but it would be no surprise if such a thing happens.
     
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    Yep. From CNN: Texas Instruments to buy National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion
     
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    That's an interesting point. How do these things (mergers) go, historically speaking? Can a mfgr. actually drop significant parts of a line? (I know they can legally; the question is whether this would be a sound business decision or not.) I'm guessing that there's a lot of incentive for them to keep most, if not all, of the existing Nat'l line.
     
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    As with all businesses, it's mostly a matter of profit. If they aren't selling enough of a particular part to make a decent return then there's a good chance they will drop it.

    TI also bought Burr Brown a number of years ago. Sounds like TI is trying to monopolize the analog IC market. Wonder if Linear Technology is next?
     
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    Yea I got the same email, Well as TI are great on samples maybe after they take over the DS1923 might come back on the sample list for TI......
     
  9. Dean Huster

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    Notice that this didn't happen until after Bob Pease retired. :)

    NSC had bought Fairchild quite a few years ago.
     
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    I guess the design philosophy for not designing new builds with single source components will go out the window soon...

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    generally speaking nothing goes away immediately. remember some of their biggest customers are military equipment vendors. if a AN/OU-812 requires a LM353, TI will continue making LM353's, because re-specing for a TL072 is a long and drawn out process (even though the two devices spec out almost the same)
     
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    Here's my email

     
  13. unclejed613

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    correction :
    LF353 and TL072 spec out almost the same..... LM353 was a typo
     

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