I'm starting not to like Microchip, they seem to have discontinued the above Micrel part after taking over the company.
The SMD and PLCC type are still in production (I use the SMD parts on a couple of boards so at least that's good).
Anyone know of a direct replacement from other companies? In one board I have a dual footprint for this chip or the ULN2803 but for repairs I'm running very low in stock. (yes I can get some from eBay or similar)