The Growing Importance of Supplier Design Assistance

This report discusses a topic that represents a major shift in the way design engineers perform their job assignments, which now may involve a greatly increased role for vendors in the earliest stages of product design. Although supplier involvement has always been important, the depth of that involvement has steadily grown in recent years. High Frequency Electronics has been monitoring this trend, and in 2011, we will be providing articles with specific examples of close supplier-designer collaboration.