# What does “ku” or “kU” mean with regards to procuring ICs? (not about RF)

NB: This is not referring to RF subject matter.
I'm seeing 1ku and 10ku on procurement documentation for purchasing motor driver ICs (TI DRV8811 and some others). Does this mean "one-thousand units"?
Sometimes I also see it written as kU (10kU) in the same context.

• I would assume it's one thousand units. – John D Oct 25 '15 at 22:15
• I would assume the same, but I'm a beginner. I've never seen this terminology before, and I feel it's quite industry specific. – bento Oct 25 '15 at 22:40
• minimum order quantity – JonRB Oct 25 '15 at 23:07

• So something like $0.68|1ku means one needs to buy a minimum of 1000 units to have the price per unit of$0.68? – bento Oct 25 '15 at 22:53