How many electronic design service providers are typically included in a shortlist when launching a project?
We’d argue that too few.
There are over 500 electronic design service providers worldwide that provide a range of services in different domains– electronic design for automotive, industrial, IoT, consumer, mobile, communication and more.
With the large vendors it’s a no brainer. But what about locating a smaller, specialized electronic design service company with unique expertise that match your needs?
For example, a company specializing in automotive and medical electronic design (check out Hardent). Or a vendor with core competencies in full stack electronic design (check out Softeq). By finding the electronic design provider that has the exact expertise for your project, you can definitely reduce risk. The thing is, it’s not always that easy to find that vendor.
In other instances, enlarging the pool of vendors in your shortlist will increase competition and lower your costs. For projects with ‘conventional digital electronic design services, more vendor candidates in the shortlist may mean a more economical final price.
Another issue is that for companies with relatively small projects it is sometimes a challenge to get the attention of the larger electronic design service providers, who’s focus is primarily on larger projects. The more attractive quotes, in some cases, can arrive from the lesser-known shops.
Looking at this business engagement from the other side of the coin – for a small electronic design service provider, it is typically difficult to pull together the marketing resources needed to establish name recognition and online presence. Show me a single electronic Design service provider that would not be glad to enhance the pool of qualified leads.
Our Electronic Design Services vendor directory is designed to resolve some of these issues and bridge vendors and buyers. Instead of spending time on Google searches, the directory enables quickly finding vendors that match specific needs, using pre-built categories, and free-search keywords. For vendors we offer the opportunity to expand their market reach and expose their key capabilities.