Why do you think our datalogger stock keeps fluctuating?
The LPC2138 went out of stock 2-3 mnths ago. Shortly after, we snagged the last 150pcs of the LPC2148 on the face of the earth. Phillips was having wafer fabrications problems. We recently got a shipment from Germany of both 2138s and 2148s, but I can't release the stock for you guys cause we're still shell shocked from the last shortage.
It's funny. SFE price on the LPC2138 is high. So whenever we started seeing orders for 40 and 50pcs from some very large-name customers, we should have known we were the last supplier to have stock anywhere. Instead, we got bled dry and our other products suffered.
Best of luck with the component hunting,
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