[MinnowBoard] Deliveries from Mouser of MinnowBoard Max

David Rolfe David at montala.co.uk
Sun Sep 7 18:07:59 UTC 2014


About four weeks ago Dave Anders from CitcuitCo told us that:-

" The last 300 unit build went extremely well and the green light has been
given to ramp up to the 1000 unit builds for the next 3 to 5 weeks.

The amount of pre-orders that were placed was completely unexpected and
circuitco is pushing the schedule forward to meet the demand."

Assuming that has indeed happened I find it hard to understand why Mouser 
are telling customers that their next despatch date for MinnowBoard Max 
orders will be not be until 17th October, which is indeed the estimated 
despatch date I am currently being quoted for my order.

So far as I understand it, they (Mouser) are one of the major distributors 
for this particular product, and would therefore (I would assume) be 
receiving the majority of the current factory output.

If the production schedule was indeed pushed forward and is now up to 1000 
units per week, (which still doesn't sound that high) why are we all having 
to wait so long to receive our boards?


David (Rolfe)

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Mouser have 1141 on back order, I hope this covers all back orders they have 

To quote the Mouser web site for the MINNOWBOARD-MAX-DUAL

      Mouser Product Availability
      No Stock
      1,141 On Order
      Quantity 641 Estimated Dispatch Date 17/10/2014
      Quantity 500 Estimated Dispatch Date 20/11/2014
      Factory Lead Time 20 Weeks

      So two questions,

      1...    how many do CircuitCo have on back order ?
      2...    how many are being made per week?

      Seems like Intel totally under estimated demand...

      And to read how CircuitCo is more than happy to sell over the counter 
to those living locally makes
      our wait even more frustrating.

      For those who like to make comparisons with the Raspberry Pi...

Last year 38,000 Pis were being made every week by the "Sony" factory in 
Pencoed Wales.
Production ramp up was
     June 204 units per week,
     July  10,000 units per week
     August 38,000 units per week

Target > 1,000,000 per year

My back order was placed with  "TIGAL KG"
23 June 2014...      Minnowboard MAX E3825 (dual-core, 1,33 GHz) (Item not 
in stock, estimated lead time min. 6 weeks)

Good luck all those waiting


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