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THATCorp Contact

Post by cackland » Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:14 am

Anyone have another contact at THATCorp other that the sales@thatcorp.com email listed on their website?

I've reached out 3 times to a previous contact and no response. Hoping I can reach their sales team another way?

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Re: THATCorp Contact

Post by Radiance2021 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:15 am

jbl@thatcorp.com

this was my contact in 2011

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Post by neil.johnson » Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:22 am

cackland wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:14 am
Anyone have another contact at THATCorp other that the sales@thatcorp.com email listed on their website?

I've reached out 3 times to a previous contact and no response. Hoping I can reach their sales team another way?
LinkedIn shows several folks who would likely be able to help you.

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Re: THATCorp Contact

Post by MikeDB » Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:27 am

Met this problem before with them. They seem to only want to talk to established audio companies and since we do design for OEMs we're not actually well known as a large user. Unfortunately everything's under NDA so you'll probably just have to hassle them. What parts are you after ? Farnell do stock a few of their products.

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Re: THATCorp Contact

Post by cackland » Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:40 am

neil.johnson wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:22 am
cackland wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:14 am
Anyone have another contact at THATCorp other that the sales@thatcorp.com email listed on their website?

I've reached out 3 times to a previous contact and no response. Hoping I can reach their sales team another way?
LinkedIn shows several folks who would likely be able to help you.

Neil
Ha.. seems my LinkedIn network isn't strong enough to connect with the appropriate people.. Requested connection with Les Tyler though.

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Re: THATCorp Contact

Post by cackland » Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:41 am

MikeDB wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:27 am
Met this problem before with them. They seem to only want to talk to established audio companies and since we do design for OEMs we're not actually well known as a large user. Unfortunately everything's under NDA so you'll probably just have to hassle them. What parts are you after ? Farnell do stock a few of their products.
Hmmm could be. I've had contact before, and managed to get several samples. Looking for THAT4305. Couldn't find those through Element14 (Australia) which I believe is connected to Farnell.

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Re: THATCorp Contact

Post by cackland » Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:44 am

Ah... for some reason, Mouser wasn't showing this IC in my region. Changed regions and found many... :doh: (on order)

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Post by neil.johnson » Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:03 am

MikeDB wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:27 am
Met this problem before with them. They seem to only want to talk to established audio companies and since we do design for OEMs we're not actually well known as a large user. Unfortunately everything's under NDA so you'll probably just have to hassle them. What parts are you after ? Farnell do stock a few of their products.
Here in the UK I have bought parts from Profusion:
https://www.profusionplc.com/brands/that

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Re: THATCorp Contact

Post by MikeDB » Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:12 am

Interesting - cheaper than Mouser. Not that I use their parts at the moment :-)

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Re: THATCorp Contact

Post by BugBrand » Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:39 am

neil.johnson wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:03 am
Here in the UK I have bought parts from Profusion:
https://www.profusionplc.com/brands/that

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Post by Val » Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:40 am

Ha.
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Re: THATCorp Contact

Post by devinw1 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:06 pm

I'd just call the MFs. Some places are just old school like that, or their bloated corporate IT system is filtering out your emails through their many spam and security firewalls (this is how it is at my day job!). They may not even be getting your emails in the first place. Start with +1 (508) 634-9922 or +1 (508) 478-9200

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Re: THATCorp Contact

Post by cackland » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:12 pm

Right well as I said, I’ve had previous communication through their email system so who knows if for some reason it’s being filtered now.

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Post by neil.johnson » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:18 pm

When I used to work at a large fabless semiconductor company the sales team wouldn't even answer the phone unless you were a 1 million+ units a year type of customer. It's not a fault as such, just the cost of sales is high so it's just not worth entertaining small business, let alone the home brew DIYer.

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Re: THATCorp Contact

Post by cackland » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:24 pm

Definitely looking for a few million pcs

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Re: THATCorp Contact

Post by bgreeves » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:56 pm

cackland wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:24 pm
Definitely looking for a few million pcs
I'm deathly curious as to what you're up to :woah:

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Re: THATCorp Contact

Post by cackland » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:59 pm

bgreeves wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:56 pm
cackland wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:24 pm
Definitely looking for a few million pcs
I'm deathly curious as to what you're up to :woah:
Damn it.. clearly my morning sarcasm didn't get through. If I have to order a million pcs to get a hello from THATCorp, fudge it.. I'll do it.

All jokes aside, looking for a few hundred possibly. Unfortunately the profusion reference Neil pointed out, doesn't have the standard that4305 wide voltage range. I'll probably just have to wait until Mouser receives them.

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Post by devinw1 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:07 pm

Waiting for cackland's "Massive Group buy on THAT chips" thread. :D :D :D

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Re: THATCorp Contact

Post by bgreeves » Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:08 pm

cackland wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:59 pm

Damn it.. clearly my morning sarcasm didn't get through. If I have to order a million pcs to get a hello from THATCorp, fudge it.. I'll do it.
I've seen enough people on this board do similar megascale things on behalf of the company they work for or their own small business, so I've stopped assuming that things like this are out of the realm of possibility lol.

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Re: THATCorp Contact

Post by sir stony » Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:24 pm

The 2180 is unobtanium currently, and has been since last summer. For my day job, I have been waiting for a delivery for over half a year now. Afaik, the ICs are being made in a fab that's been shut down for months due to covid19, and even if they are back in service, there is a long list that has piled up. The ETA on mouser is probably as good as any announcement. But I have seen that being delayed at least five times already, too.

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Re: THATCorp Contact

Post by cackland » Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:47 pm

devinw1 wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:07 pm
Waiting for cackland's "Massive Group buy on THAT chips" thread. :D :D :D
Ha... I could be persuaded. If I hear back from them directly, I'll post info here to inform those who might want to get in.

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Re: THATCorp Contact

Post by cackland » Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:49 pm

sir stony wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:24 pm
The 2180 is unobtanium currently, and has been since last summer. For my day job, I have been waiting for a delivery for over half a year now. Afaik, the ICs are being made in a fab that's been shut down for months due to covid19, and even if they are back in service, there is a long list that has piled up. The ETA on mouser is probably as good as any announcement. But I have seen that being delayed at least five times already, too.
Hmmm yeah, covid has definitely had a bigger impact on the semiconductor industry that I first realised.

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Post by neil.johnson » Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:02 pm

sir stony wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:24 pm
The 2180 is unobtanium currently, and has been since last summer. For my day job, I have been waiting for a delivery for over half a year now. Afaik, the ICs are being made in a fab that's been shut down for months due to covid19, and even if they are back in service, there is a long list that has piled up. The ETA on mouser is probably as good as any announcement. But I have seen that being delayed at least five times already, too.
Are you in a position to consider other VCAs?

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Re: THATCorp Contact

Post by sir stony » Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:11 pm

neil.johnson wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:02 pm
Are you in a position to consider other VCAs?
We already had to redesign our most used circuit to go with another vca, and two more pcbs are currently being redesigned as well. If the 2180 isn't shipping soon, we'll have all the rest migrated to the new part as well, and Thatcorp is going to have one client less. :mad:

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Re: THATCorp Contact

Post by Val » Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:52 am

sir stony wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:24 pm
The 2180 is unobtanium currently, and has been since last summer. For my day job, I have been waiting for a delivery for over half a year now. Afaik, the ICs are being made in a fab that's been shut down for months due to covid19, and even if they are back in service, there is a long list that has piled up. The ETA on mouser is probably as good as any announcement. But I have seen that being delayed at least five times already, too.
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