> > Can anyone suggest a site that will seach for semiconductor
> > datasheets?
> > I used to use www.semi.com.tw but that seems to have gone down lately.
> > Any other suggestions?
> download the 1.6meg file and install under windows.
> not only is it a good semi search engine, it gives data sheet links.
> I hate loading yet another program that will magically do this and that,
> but this one is really worth it if you are in the game.
For a one-man shop like mine, Partminer is a real time saver. It automatically
searches for parts and data sheets on the sites of about a dozen of the major
US distributors (for parts) and also lists links to the manufacturers so you
can fetch data sheets. It's sort of like having your own "Purchasing Guy
somebody at every distributor". They also give you a "Partminer Direct"
gets their own people into the search. I called them when I had no luck finding
about 25 Analog Devices A/D chips. They checked with their overseas buyers
and called me back (but no luck on the chips). They were courteous and helpful,
even after finding out I wasn't a GM rep looking for 250,000 parts!
This may sound like a plug---and it is. After all, I'll probably never give
them enough business to make a profit off me. The least I can do is give them
a good review in return for their service!