> Have you wondered ND in DigiKey part numbers stand for ?
> Can you guess ?
> No cheating please ;-)
> I do have the official answer from DigiKey.
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Back in the early '80's, when their catalog was only about 24 pages,
DigiKey offered discounts from 5% to 20% depending upon your total
purchase. If you ordered components in quantity discounts, the total
discount would not apply. Therefore the -ND suffix tagged the quantity
discount price. It wasn't long before the parts prices were low enough
and just about everything wasn't discounted anymore. Except for some
closeout items. A visit to DigiKey told of the reason for leaving the
-ND on everything. Many times a magazine articles parts list of a
project would specify a component with the -ND suffix. This tells the
reader and anyone else that the part was available from DigiKey and that
that was the DigiKey part number. I worked in an enginnering department
for a large electronics firm. The purchasing agent knew right away where
to order parts from if other engineers or myself brought in a list of
components to be bought for their R&D project.