Couple observations I had noticed today, thus this posting.
1. I saw on eBay that 200 pcs of ATMEGA8-16PU at 84 cents each. So, I asked myself: "too good to be true?"
2. Then I checked mouser.com. It now says the ATMEGA8-16PU is an obsolete product for Mouser.com, that is.
3. Then I saw ATMEL having the ATMEGA8A-16PU. I downloaded the spec. Still looking to see the differences between the ATMEGA8-16PU and the ATMEGA8A, but the ATMEGA8A spec is nearly 7MB long, and "old" ATMEGA8's spec about 5MB long. There is has to be new things in the ATMEGA8A.
So, anyone knows news about this, since I am planning to buy a couple hundreds pcs of ATMEGA8. Now, seeing the above, I think I'll wait.