ytsuboi wrote an open letter to CEO of NXP, and get replied:
I sent this e-mail to the CEO of NXP Semiconductors. (23 July 2014, 4:36am JST)
To: NXP Semiconductors N.V
Richard L. Clemmer, Executive Director, President and CEO
Dear Mr. Clemmer,
About a week ago, I found an unbelievable information about LPC1114FN28 on Digikey and Mouser. That was “LPC1114FN28 has been marked as obsolete and is being discontinued.” I confirmed LPC1114FN28 is in your 2014 Mid‐Year Product Discontinuation list. (On the top of page 11) As well as I know, LPC1114FN28 is in the list of your longevity, 10-year promise list. By that list, longevity date of LPC1114FN28 is 2022-08-08. Here is the archive of your web page.
For this year, I spent a time to port mbed SDK for some of your products. As you may know, NXP is introducing mbed as one of your “Tools Ecosystem”. As well as I know, 1,000+ people are using LPC1114FN28 on online compiler of mbed. We purchased LPC1114FN28 through NXP’s official distributor, but I’ve never got any accurate information from those channels.
So, I have a few questions.
- Which information is correct? Will you discontinue that at the end of the year or not?
- Why NXP is showing inconsistent information? I thought discontinuance is very important decide for semiconductors.
If you will discontinue that,
- What is your “promise”? How can we believe you will keep your words from today?
- I know 1k something is not large number for semiconductors, but why are you ignoring us?
Hope to hear your sincere attitude.
# This is an open letter, I already published this e-mail on my blog. And I will publish your reply on my blog. http://www.ytsuboi.org/wp/archives/2281
I got a reply at 24 July 2014 15:05pm, JST. Thank you, NXP. I really felt your sincerity.