Texas Instruments has released new MCUs on the MSP430 value line.
The new flag ship is the MSP430G2955 with 56 KB of flash and 4 KB of RAM. Unfortunately, it comes in TSSOP package which makes it difficult to use with breadboards.
Using a TSSOP to DIP adapter wasn't as difficult as I thought first. I used a clean soldering iron, some tape, 20x binoculars and a DSLR with a macro lens to check the solder points.
Although the MSP430G2744 is said to come in DIP40 package, there's no information on the release date or a specific LaunchPad.
Here are the pictures!