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Offline olkipukki

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Re: Texas Instruments axing distributprs
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2020, 12:13:24 pm »

Digikey have been doing the fulfilment for TI samples and direct orders for quite some time.

Maybe depends from stock and destination?

Mine orders shipped from FORT WORTH, TX

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Re: Texas Instruments axing distributprs
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2020, 12:36:53 pm »
Fort Worth = Mouser.
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Re: Texas Instruments axing distributprs
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2020, 12:39:25 pm »
Fort Worth = Mouser.
Ah, that's true and ship by Fedex, of course.

The next time I will check if Mouser's or Digi's stock availability will drop after TI order.  ;D
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Re: Texas Instruments axing distributprs
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2020, 08:39:29 pm »
TI are axing existing distributors
In the short term, there is no immediate change to the way customers do business with TI. In the long term, customers will continue to have the following options for doing business with TI:
•Directly with TI.
•Through Arrow, as an authorized TI distributor in all regions, with the exception of Japan.
•Through Macnica or TED, who will continue to be authorized TI distributors in Japan.
•Customers who prefer to purchase TI products online for immediate shipment may continue to do so through the TI store, or through DigiKey or Mouser
Interesting that Farnell ( Avnet) aren't on that list..
And RS Components. Not saying Digikey and Mouser are bad but over here Farnell and RS are (about) the only ones offering next day delivery.
You have Distrelect in the NL as well. I use them here in Switzerland when I need something ASAP. Here in the Zurich area, next-day is their slow shipping option — they offer same-day delivery for 20 francs!

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Re: Texas Instruments axing distributprs
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2020, 09:06:03 pm »
But Distrelec charges 11 euro where RS charges 5 euro and Farnell has free shipping. Also I don't see Distrele mentioned in TI's announcement unless Distrelec is part of one of the distributors. BTW Farnell is pretty much standard over here so TI really shot themselves in the foot. When working on a new design I often start at Farnell looking for suitable parts. If a distri like Farnell carries a part it is likely to have some popularity which also translates into a higher chance a part will be available for a longer time. Lots of people work this way. Even Wurth (which is very pushy to order from them directly) is not ignoring the fact that many people use distris like Farnell and RS to find suitable parts for their design and hence a lot of Wurth parts are carried by Farnell and RS.
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Re: Texas Instruments axing distributprs
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2020, 11:40:51 pm »
It depends on where in the world you are, as to what places have the cheapest/free postage.
For Australia, RS is free for any order, and next day (if in stock locally).
Farnell (Element14) is free for orders over AU$50, otherwise it's AU$15.
Mouser is free for (most) orders over AU$60, otherwise it's ???, and 3-5 days.
Arrow is free for orders over US$50, otherwise it's ???, and express shipping (whatever that is).

Arrow do require you to sign up for their free ArrowPerks program to get the free express shipping.

I'd prefer to keep using RS, Farnell are a pain to deal with as far as order tracking.
But TI have done this so choices are:
1. Order directly from TI, which I was thinking of doing for some orders.
2. Buy equivalent parts from say ST or On Semi, from RS.
3. Order from Mouser, as I already have parts I need but only they have.

Probably have to do all three, and live with having no way to get some parts quickly.


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Re: Texas Instruments axing distributprs
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2020, 12:32:58 am »
Moreover, I doubt TI will meet the same shipping timelines as DK and Mouser do.

I purchased some ICs direct from TI a few years ago because they were cheaper than digikey. It was maybe 30pcs or so, and I was getting some dev boards from TI anyway so I figured I might as well add them to the list. They arrived in identical packaging to Digikey, except that there were no digikey logos or digikey part numbers anywhere; they weren’t scribbled out or anything, there was just blank space where they should be. But the complicated label on the anti static bag with the various barcodes was almost certainly using the same digikey label generator.

So maybe digikey is providing a drop ship service for TI, and they are just subsidising the cost?

The last time I looked at ordering something from TI (a watch dev kit I think, I didn't order it in the end) they made it explicitly clear that fulfilment for that would be done by Digikey.
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