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Hi Duane, I focus on low volume production so my perspective may be a little different, but I'm constantly battling a lack of prototyping components being available for specific IC chips (recently DVI/ETHERNET/USB/etc). Without prototype quantities being readily available its hard to knock out a new prototype or designs. Hasn't really been an issue for passive components (at least not yet). Having to contact each manufacturer is a lot of effort and time. I would prefer to pick up low volumes from distributors Digi-Key/Mouser/Newark/NuHo/etc.
Commented Apr 7, 2010 on
Screaming Circuits is seeing more and more components in short supply or on allocation these days. A while back, we took a survey of our customers and found that on average, an engineer would spend about 16 hours sourcing parts for a prototype design. My question is has that changed? There are...
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