Save PCB space by utilizing EEPROM SOIC-8 area, here’s an application note from Microchip. Link here (PDF)
For many years, the 8-lead SOIC package has been the most popular package for serial EEPROMs, but now smaller packages are becoming more commonplace. This offers a number of benefits; the reductions in footprint size and component height are some of the more obvious ones. Smaller packages also generally offer a cost advantage over their larger counterparts.
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