И был он на щите у могучего Интела аж до 28 сентября 2007 года!
Description of Change to the Customer:
Intel Corporation has been manufacturing its MCS® 51, MCS® 251 and MCS®
96 Microcontroller Product Lines, the Intel® 186 Processor Families,
the Intel386™ Processor Families and the Intel486™ Processor Families
for over 30 years now. Additionally, we have been manufacturing the
i960® 32 Bit RISC Processor Families for over 25 years. All of these
products have enjoyed long and healthy product life cycles. However,
at this time, the forecasted volumes for these product lines are now
too low to continue production of these products beyond the year 2007.
Therefore, Intel will cease manufacturing silicon wafers for our 6"
based processes in 2007. Affected products include Intel's MCS®51,
MCS®251, MCS®96, 80X18X, 80X38X, 80X486DXX, the i960® Family of
Microcomputers, in addition to the 82371SB, 82439TX and the 82439HX
Chipsets. Intel has no choice but to issue a Product Discontinuance
Notice (PDN) effective 3/30/06. Last time orders will be accepted till
3/30/07 with last time ship dates of 9/28/07.
Вот какими трогательными словами в Интеле его в историю отправили.