Component Search Targets Electronic, Mechanical Part Searches

Los Angeles-based Component Search International, a new startup focused on the design engineering market, said today that it has launched its services, billing itself a "Google for Components". The company, headed by Joe Bilotta, said the new site has over 800 suppliers, 15 million unique parts, and 350 million data sheets, and is hoping to solve the current issue of re-marked and counterfeit parts. The electronic and mechanical component industry is surprisingly fragmented, with no single source of the parts that go into many electronics products; finding parts--which change frequently and go out of production often--is a major challenge in manufacturing and operations.