Save Money Using Generic Electronic Components

Jameco Electronics Advises Engineers

Belmont, CA — Generic electronic components can dramatically lower costs without sacrificing performance or reliability, according to Jameco Electronics distributor of electronic components.

"The key to buying generic electronic components is to sample and test the products," said Greg Harris, Vice President of Marketing at Jameco Electronics. "If the products sample well, this a great strategy for reducing manufacturing costs at a time when consumers have never been more price-sensitive."

Tips on Selecting Off-Brand Electronic Components

Jameco advises that buying generic brands sometimes takes a little effort upfront, but can pay real dividends over the long-run.

To select less-well-known components, design engineers should:

  • Work with a value-add component distributor who can make technical recommendations
  • Sample the products to make sure they perform to your requirements
  • Do a side-by-side comparison of product specifications.
  • Ensure that there are generous warranties and guarantees.
This little effort can pay off dramatically, according to Harris. Savings can average 20 percent over similar name-brand components.

About Jameco Electronics

Jameco Electronics has been a leading electronic component distributor for over 35 years, offering customers a broad range of name brands, house brands and heavily discounted excess inventory products. Jameco sets its prices below its competitors and backs that commitment with a low price guarantee.

Jameco's product line includes digital and analog semiconductors, interconnects, passives, electromechanical, power supplies, fans, prototype/design, test equipment and tools, and robotics. To get a free copy of the catalog, please visit or call 1-800-831-4242.
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