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Is there a rating system for semiconductor manufacturers and distributors?

  1. May 12, 2009 #1
    I'm looking for a way to get accurate opinions, experiences and recommendations from others in industry on the quality of different electronic suppliers. Specifically, I want to know the quality of the suppliers of MCUs.

    What are your experiences with Freescale, Renasas, Microchip, Infineon, ASIX, etc?
    Do you know of a better way to research the quality of their service? Is there a centralized website with such opinions?
     
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  3. May 12, 2009 #2

    berkeman

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    I think you would normally buy those through distributors, at least in low/modest voumes? You can use www.findchips.com to see what disti's carry what parts. Not sure that helps on your question, though.
     
  4. May 12, 2009 #3

    madmike159

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    What are you planning to make. Depending on how complex it is and how accurate it needs to be, lower quality componants could be ok.
     
  5. May 12, 2009 #4
    I'm not talking about the quality of the parts. I have chosen the parts for my project. However, it is the distributors that I am hoping to get opinions on. Since my original question was along the lines of "is there a larger resource of customer experiences and reviews", I will assume the answer is no if no one posts any such thing.
     
  6. May 13, 2009 #5

    berkeman

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    I'm not directly involved in the Purchasing function, but I haven't heard of any bad things about any particular disti. If you have a specific question about a disti or a couple of distis, I can ask my Purchasing folks about it. In general, I think distis do a good job, at least the ones included at findchips.com.
     
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