[MinnowBoard] Deliveries from Mouser of MinnowBoard Max

"Thomas B. Rücker" thomas at ruecker.fi
Sun Sep 7 18:33:17 UTC 2014


On 09/07/2014 06:07 PM, David Rolfe wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

Distributor time estimates suck, horribly, film at 11.
I've seen this happen with all of them.

> 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.

Yeah, and from what I've been seen their global internal distribution
seems to be a bit random. Or at least doesn't follow an obvious pattern.
Getting a statement that's actually useful and truthful seems next to

> 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?

I've given up on understanding large distributors, but I'm sure Dave
will be able to confirm the CCo side of things at least.



> -----Original Message----- Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 16:26:05 +0100
> From: "Melvyn" <melvyn at mbitms.co.uk>
> To: "MinnowBoard Development and Community Discussion"
> <elinux-minnowboard at lists.elinux.org>
> Subject: Re: [MinnowBoard] Mouser Germany shippings
> Message-ID: <001530A4C0C14193977205EB07AFA961 at melvynvaio>
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> Mouser have 1141 on back order, I hope this covers all back orders
> they have taken
> 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
> Melvyn
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