I'm not going to speculate, but I'm sure profit has everything to do with its obsolescence, and I think the real loss was the LC as the 4.0 is the same price and way more powerful. On a positive note, how's the 4.1 replacement project for OC going, and will we ever see anything like the LC ever again?Not such a big deal, @Paul Thanks for all the efforts on the chip, I really learned a huge amount.
I too have been hit hard by NXP not getting all sorts of MCU's that I use.
Not entirely sure what their problem is, if it is some sort of effort to kill the entire lower end line.
Either way it is a shame, because in a lot of circumstances, the lower end MCU is all you need, e.g. battery life, price, etc.
Even so, I have my own bootloader not halfkay, but, that doesn't matter.
On a positive note, how's the 4.1 replacement project for OC going
I've been actively tracking the whole thing for a couple of years now.I suspect during the chip shortage they prioritized the chips that were required by major industries like car makers and white-goods, no big mystery really.