It’s rather an important question as nowadays e-commerce is in the process of its constant development. The sourcing of electronic components and semiconductors for PCB design is different.
EMS contract manufacturers add a sense of BOMs, received from clients, often employ several engineers just for this purpose. The main sense here is to specify the source and the supplier. In this case, larger margins can be made with EMS.
There are significant issues with updating and maintaining data on the websites of the distributors, as there are a lot of factors, which come into place, which have to be figured out by part manufacturers. There are well-known manufactures, such as Digikey, Mouser, Arrow, and Avnet, whose reputation doesn’t make any doubt, but it’s still an issue.
For the last few years appeared a few new aggregator companies, whose aim is to merge different distributors. This would help to make provision of stock availability and pricing, and it’s quite a simple business model, which is not able to fix all the underlying issues of data updates. The quality of technical information is also taken into consideration.
Such companies as Octopart and findchips.com provide great platforms to source and maintain supply chains and costs, related to sourcing.
The time between different brands is normalizing with a new line of business of those companies, which take part data. This information should be taken into consideration.
There can be noticed a few companies addressing the data quality issues. For example, Digikey is provided by Orbweaver.com. Digikey is characterized by sheer size. As for market power, it can enforce line-card suppliers for that. z2data.com is one more name. This great startup was created in Egypt, and its main goal is to provide uniform data for a huge number of electronic parts.
sourcingBot.com is rather a new representative in this sphere. It can offer an API to many top platforms. It can normalize all the given technical part information with PCN.
Those providers, which work on IoT protocols, are numerous and are presented by many organizations, so the users have a wide variety of chances to choose from. VDMA in Germany created such a uniform format, which produces changes in notifications for many contract manufacturers. As for the PCB design companies, it’s also one of the part manufacturers in Germany. This company should be at the center of attention of those who are looking for a reliable decision.
If to think globally, there is a need in the industry that would take the responsibility for the given change.
It can be visible with the help of the CAD software world. It was created to consume 3d models and symbols. As a result, the engineers would get the possibility to choose the right part, which is needed. Nowadays there are a few web tools, which are used to solve this task. These are such instruments as SnapEDA and Ultralibrarian. Some of the required tasks can be solved with the help of
spice models and s2p. But in the case of real comparison this solution doesn’t work. The main question is what is the catalyst for CAD software to add some components.
CAD software world is a question, which can be solved only in case of fast decisions. There are several providers to be chosen from, which can be integrated into the already ready decision. As a result, the world of sourcing must apply directly to engineers, who took part in the design of the product.