Price drop on ATTiny11

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We were starting a new project and looking for a less than US$1 micro for a very simple app.

It was almost shocking to see the ATTiny11 flavors at less than US$0.40 in very low quantities at US distributors Arrow & DigiKey. Follow-up inquiries revealed that there was a very recent price drop.

I've always wondered where to get the US$0.50 micro for "normal people" that are not building 100,000 of something. I guess now I know. :)

Lee

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.

I've never met a pig I didn't like, as long as you have some salt and pepper.

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Excellent news! The price of everything really has dropped but quite a margin. Thanks for sharing. This means I get a free cost reduction on my latest project, which I am going to put down whilst I go to get a celebratory beer, or five! :lol:

This must be for a good reason though, because these are fairly large reductions. I wonder who Atmel are getting worried of? Or am I just being too cynical? Anybody else know of anything new and cool on the market?

Sacha.

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A follow-up from the distributor said that Atmel re-adjusted the AVR price schedule--some went up, some went down.

We saw that the Mega8 dropped to a lower price than it was last year (it had risen a few months ago). I didn't check all the AVR models that we use.

The Tiny12 & 15 seem to have stayed the same. I can only speculate that the Tiny11 is well along on the production cycle; it is the only (I think) AVR that cannot be ISPed (only HV programming); that yields are good; and that Atmel is taking a crack at the

For the Mega8, it could be driven by pricing on the upcoming 48/88/168.

All speculation.

But the drop of nearly US$1 on single-piece quantities of the Tiny11, and a drop of over US$0.50 per piece in qty. 100, was shocking to me and I felt it was worth a post.

Lee

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.

I've never met a pig I didn't like, as long as you have some salt and pepper.

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A follow-up from the distributor said that Atmel re-adjusted the AVR price schedule--some went up, some went down.

The STK500 falls in the "went up" category. Now is tagged US$135.45.- in DigiKey.

Regards,
Alejandro.
http://www.ocam.cl

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Anyone heard about how the Tiny 13 is doing? Perhaps prices are dropping in anticipation of its release?

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Hi any word on the ^Price-up^category?

what about atmega16?
more easily, is there a link anyone could refer to with the differences in new prices?

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In case this doesn't format well in columns:
--All packages are -16AI except Tiny26 (-16SI)
--All prices are DigiKey qty. 100 from Web page in US$
--First price is 11-May-04; second price is 18-May-04
--Looks like a general price decrease in AVRs to me.

Mega8515 3.79  3.00
Mega8535 4.24  3.25
Mega162  4.85  3.88
Mega16   5.46  3.75
Mega8    3.98  2.06
Tiny26   1.82  1.44

Lee

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.

I've never met a pig I didn't like, as long as you have some salt and pepper.