Hello people, hi friends from electronic components market!
We are the national meter's producer from Ukraine with our assembly plants in China.
In our production we use PLC chip IT700YAINC from Yitran . Since the middle of last year we've beeon in problems with Yitran, - the economic situiation there is bad and campany is facing a bancrupcy, I guess. Does anyone of you know if there is any possible replaycement to IT700YAINC? If yes, pls give the advise part number and manufacturor.
Thanks in advance.
03148, Ukraine, Kyiv, Lesya Kurbasa, 2-B
I am from Argentina. Our company also produces smart meters using Yitran IT-700 PIM module.
I am in permanent contact with people in Israel, to follow on the situation of Yitran. So far, what I have been told is that Yitran has been acquired by an investment group, and is going to return to business in a few months. However, I could not assure you that this will happen.
Did you find any alternative solution ?
I am open to discuss any ideas or exchange information for mutual benefit, in order to solve the Yitran problem.
Hello Pablo again.
Thank you very much for correspondance we had.
We have news from Yitran finally that one finencial group purchased Yitran and now Yitran is ready to accept orders on TT terms.
But our company's problem is that last year we prepaid Yitran for chips but when we faced problems with Yitran on shipments we still cannot get our either our funds back or the goods. Yitran tells us know that we shall prepay for new orders again and expect lead time (8-10 weeks) instead. We are afraid to prepay them 'cause there is a danger that our funds can be taken again and we receive no goods...Not a standart situation and we are very much shocked with it. We have about 15 years expirience in electronic area but never faces such a situation with a serious company (as we considered Yitran to be).
Yes, we are facing the same situation. They also "keep" a credit from a previous order we have prepaid but was not delivered.
However, we have decided to go ahead and purchase again from Yitran. We expect (hope) them to deliver on time and "start again".
After the analysis of many many PLC alternatives on the paper, we have found that Yitran has the best products, not only the IT-700 but the IT-900 (wich we did not test, but is very promising), and the forecoming IT-1000 (if they finish they development) is going to be a great product.
If you happen to find or develop a better PLC solution or a replacement, keep me in touch, we can gladly test it because we have a vast experience on PLC transmission.
Thank you for a reply.
We'll, let hope for better. You are right that Yitran is to be considered as the best.
But we, as the end-user, always must have some alternatives.
For PLC solution we are checking now one manufacturor - see semitechsemi.com
We are in touch with them now regarding SM2200 and SM2400
Company "Enverv" (USA) also produces some powerful chip - we are checking them too.
Sorry to enter your discussion, but we also had experience working with the same supplier and logically we have an interest. Did Yitran start any shipments to your orders in this year or is it still pending?
Since Yitran "apparently" started again, after its aquisition, we have been negotiating with them for our next shipments, the first of it should be before the end of May. I will belive when I have the chips here !!
But all the signs indicate that Yitran will continue operations, and will keep producing the same products (IT700, PIM I700, IT900 etc).
By the way, I am interested in taking a look on what products you use Yitran´s product on. Are they smart meters? Do you have a web page? Are you planning any subsitutive component instead of Yitran´s ?
Our web page in english is this: http://www.metering.com.ar/en/index.php
We are open to any kind of cooperation.
Yitran company has been bankrupted, that's all. No one will work with these deceivers and liars.
We (the Chinese company) refused to work with Yitran early this year, because there are no engineers there.
What happens in Yitran, it is the clearance sale, they sell the remaining chips.
Our advice, as soon as possible go to other technology, like TI or ST and you will have no problems in the future.
Please note everyone that the messages forwarded here, once under the name of Ivan and
then under the name of Yang from China is actually the same person. He is a
former employee of Yitran, which some of you know as he was a sales person
here. This person tries in anyway he can to hurt Yitran name.I am sure that
although Yitran had its dificulties, you could sense and for sure sense now, that
Yitran is combined by honest people beside the great technology.I can assure
you that Yitran is now strong financially and some of you can already feel the
low pressure on payments terms etc.. Yitran has a large inventory of its
components and it is now going to develop a new version of its legacy chip in
order to lower its price so you can all benefit from it. Please try to ignore
the bad mouthing, the falt messages conveyed here and consider them as a
frastration. Thank you ! Avner Matmor
Dear Mr. Matmor,
I belong to the company DISCAR in Argentina, Yitran´s customers since years, producers of smart meters.
It was very nice and positive to read your post in this forum. As I have posted before, we belive that Yitran has overcome its financial dificulties, and we are going to continue our support for your components. I strongly hope Yitran is not going to disappoint us.
We are very exited to hear that new products are going to come, and its for sure that gradually we are going to incorporate them to our designs. We do belive that Yitran´s PLC products are the best solutions in market, and with IT-900 and IT-1000 could be even better.
I hope Yitran can have again a strong and growing business.
By the way: we have received our first shipment from the new Yitran, and everything was perfect.