Much of the equipment we repair and modify requires hard-to-find components, many discontinued ages ago. AnaLog Services, Inc. has developed a degree of expertise at locating these scarce components, and this skill is available to you through our sister company, ScarceComponents.com. We do not impose large minimum orders like most brokers; we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate small orders. We have accumulated a huge stock of all manner of scarce electronic components (semiconductors, vacuum tubes a/k/a valves, passives, electromechanical devices, etc.), and if we do not have it in stock, we can find it for you if it is available on the planet. There are hundreds of obsolete component brokers, but we are the nicest guys in the biz!
In any quest for scarce semiconductors, the first step is to check for availability of an NTE or SK generic replacement. It is also a good idea to check the part number in the IC Master (simple free registration required), and perhaps in EEM. There is always the possibility the part you need is still available through conventional electronics houses, and a "second supplier" may now be manufacturing the part. There are a number of services on the internet that allow searching the stock of several large traditional distributors; some are good and some are not so good. AMS is yet another resource worth checking to help get a feel for maximum market prices for the item(s) you seek (certain of the items in their database have online store pricing). The Tech Briefs / Digi-Key partfinder database might be worth checking if the part is in current or recent production. The Chip Directory and the mailing list associated with it are wonderful resources which may be worth checking. We acquire some of our stock of scarce components from the surplus electronics market, but the odds against finding a particular item from a particular surplus outlet at a particular time are usually quite high.
See our Repair Parts Stock for a small sampling of the stuff we have on hand.
If you need ScarceComponents.com to help you find that odd part, please contact us.
We manufacture and sell High Voltage Regulators that replace the old Victoreen Corotron.