I'm interested in a couple parts, the MSP430F4152 and the MSP430FG477, but for these parts and a lot of similar parts are listed as "non-stocked" parts - there's inventory available, but they won't be restocked. For the MSP430FG477, there's no distributor stock.
I'm new to the MSP430 lineup, so I'm wondering how these parts are purchased? Should I try to steer clear of non-stocked parts? Do I need to order 6 or 20 weeks in advance, depending on the chip? Does TI usually sell these direct? Thanks!