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 on: October 14, 2017, 08:48:06 PM 
Started by WU2D - Last post by W1DAN

I had a great time!

The weather was tops, and good folks were there to chat with. Above all, this fall it was a boat anchor's paradise with many Johnson, Collins, National, Central Electronics and other gear to be had, many ad really good prices!

Here are a few folks and items that were fun to see...

Had a good chat with one of the former principles of HossTraders, Bob N1GWU who was selling a trailer load of old broadcast gear.


 on: October 14, 2017, 08:06:05 PM 
Started by WA2SQQ - Last post by ab3al
intel still has a third party foundry in newark del.   did some work for them last month

 on: October 14, 2017, 05:04:06 PM 
Started by ka1tdq - Last post by KB2WIG

Well, that's cause I'm special.


 on: October 14, 2017, 05:02:23 PM 
Started by KB2WIG - Last post by KB2WIG

My newly acquired Viking Du has a broken 'PLATE' switch. I'm in need of a replacement.

                                 DPDT   6 Amp 125 V bat handle toggle switch.

Anyone have a switch they are willing to sell??

Its been found!


 on: October 14, 2017, 04:35:27 PM 
Started by WA2SQQ - Last post by Steve - K4HX
I wonder how up to date that list is. I do see some 10 and 14u USA fabs on there, so those are likely still running.

 on: October 14, 2017, 03:25:06 PM 
Started by ka1tdq - Last post by WB2EMS
Now I'm worried, mine hasn't come yet.😣

 on: October 14, 2017, 02:50:02 PM 
Started by WU2D - Last post by WU2D
Fantastic weather and great time both days!

 on: October 14, 2017, 01:38:53 PM 
Started by WA2SQQ - Last post by Tom WA3KLR
There have been/are a number of foundries in the northern Philadelphia suburbs.  Philco Corporation had one at their plant in the Horsham/Willow Grove area in the early 70s which became Allegro/Sprague.  I dont know if it is in operation today.  In Montgomeryville there was a company in the 70s called Solid State Scientific which I believe started by making the first CMOS digital watch chips.  They were also making bipolar rf power transistors being bought by the company I worked at the time, Narco Avionics.  That facility may have been taken over by a transistor production line there up to recently at least, their name escapes me at the moment, wont take the time to research .  Also in the same Montgomeryville area is a small company making infrared camera sensors.

Of course just north of Philadelphia in Allentown there is the Bell Labs foundry, became Lucent, now something else?  West of Allentown is a big foundry, changed names once at least, in operation.  As a result, there a quite a number of ASIC design groups in Fort Washington, Sellersville and Allentown areas that I know of.
So, these places can be very small and unassuming facilities today.  One new microwave amplifier foundry I learned of very recently is in Alburtis by Macungie, west of Allentown also.

There are a lot of electronics companies in the Boston area; the main i.c. leader there I think of is Analog Devices.  I presume they have some fabs there.

The Wikipedia link listed by Steve mentions Austin Texas and I also think of Colorado and the Phoenix Az area Motorola and On Semi; Ive been to the On plant.

And there used to be MSC? in Somerville NJ.  Again I don't know what is going on there now.

Semantics fabs foundry? Definition?

 on: October 14, 2017, 12:18:50 PM 
Started by W3GMS - Last post by KB2WIG

Well, next year, let them look at this.



 on: October 14, 2017, 12:07:41 PM 
Started by W3GMS - Last post by wb1ead
Hey gang..it's Saturday noon here and the only reason I'm not at Deerfield is my older brother and family are due at 1:00pm from Florida to go leaf peeping..however I WAS there ystdy..I'll have to get used to the "new" entrance..bit more further than b/4..arrived at 9:35 only to find a fairly long line to go in..usually there's not many cars at that time..must be the new entrance??..lots of folks setting up at that hour and for the most part it was well attended..was in a selling mode..went time wise a bit longer than I wanted..tried to spot and say hi to the regulars..only saw and said hi to Todd..had only a half hour to roam so if I missed ya..c ya next time..all in all it was well worth the trip!!    73 de DAVE

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