- Jun 5, 2004
Every time I've called them, I think I've talked to the same guy. Very helpful, and very willing to work with the little guys. I think they're little guys too, as far as semiconductor manufacturers go. I bought 100 pieces of the TO-92 LSK170, and used some in an OEM module alongside some Toshibas without incident. The Toshibas aren't any more expensive or difficult to get yet, but they might will be some day, so the good 2nd source is... good, I guess. I've also dicked around with some samples they sent me of the surface mount LSK170, and also the various forms of the LSK389 which is finally available. Kind of expensive, but if you consider the time it takes to match singles (time is a production cost), I think it's worthwhile. The original 2SK389 is getting hard to find, and expensive lately (since they haven't been made in like a decade and a half or something).