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The Secret to Buying Electronics Design Services

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Re: Ever preferable
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   9/24/2014 8:39:07 PM
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Thanks, Michael...that makes sense. I see design services as becoming more important than ever before. In the electronics industry, there's an emergence of interest in design by individuals and smaller organizations, particularly innovators who want to capture some of the growing wearable or Internet of things market. Then you have the addition of electronic content to items that traditionally had none (guitars, for example). That means that there are potentially mature companies that are newly getting into electronics and could use some help.

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Michael Allen   9/24/2014 8:58:58 AM
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@Hailey,

You would certainly want to use a design house if you needed a very speciallized design like RF or perhaps for a product that needed a PC app.  This might be something that a full service design and manufacturing company would not be able to provide.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   9/23/2014 8:51:43 PM
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@Michael, do you think there are ever instances when a design firm is the better choice for the OEM to choose?

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Choosing the right partner
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   9/23/2014 8:50:45 PM
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I appreciate your point about understanding where your partner's interests lie. It's something that is rarely discussed, and certainly not considered often enough. I don't think organizations go out looking to be unhelpful or to sabotage a customer but certainly some organizations are better poised to provide that extra help that the organization didn't even know was needed.

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too true
FLYINGSCOT   9/22/2014 11:20:32 AM
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I cannot agree with you more.  Designing something on paper or in a simulator is only 20% of the battle in getting a product into volume production.

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too true
FLYINGSCOT   9/22/2014 11:20:21 AM
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I cannot agree with you more.  Designing something on paper or in a simulator is only 20% of the battle in getting a product into volume production.



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