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Analog Devices Expands Partnership with SamacSys

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We are pleased to announce that Analog Devices has expanded their partnership with us by signing up for our CSE Advertising partner program on January 2nd, 2023. This move will allow Analog Devices to reach a wider audience and foster greater innovation in their digital design suite.

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Quadcept partners with SamacSys, in an effort to enhance customer user experience

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We are excited to announce the recent partnership between SamacSys and popular cloud-based CAD system Quadcept. This latest collaboration took place on 10th January 2021.

Quadcept users will have access to milions of ECAD models, footprints and symbols due to the newly incorporated SamacSys functionality within their software.

Quadcept wanted their users to have more time to focus on their design work, without the need for timely and tedious preparation beforehand.

Learn more about Component Search Engine

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Professional partnership takes place between SamacSys and Micro Crystal


We are pleased to announce new partnership between SamacSys and Micro Crystal which took place on 10th December 2020.

This new partnership will allow Micro Crystal users access to the whole library of ECAD models for use with their products.

You can learn more about our PCB parts libraries here.

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Wevolver Sat Down With SamacSys CEO, Alex MacDougall


SamacSys CEO, Alex MacDougall recently sat down with Wevolver to reflect on launching a global company that offers a free service to engineers and shared his thoughts on future trends and predictions for the electronics industry. 

Alex talks about his journey from becoming the youngest person in Europe to complete the IPC CID certification to networking with electronic engineers and identifying common issues that no-one offered a solution for which eventually leading him to setting up SamacSys in 2010. 

CLICK HERE – for the full interview.

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Traco Power Chooses SamacSys As Professional Partner For CAD Model Creation


SamacSys has been chosen as the provider of professional CAD Models for Traco Power. In an effort to improve their customers’ experience, SamacSys will create and provide interactive CAD Models for inclusion on the Traco Power website.

Traco Power has been the leading manufacturer of DC/DC converters and AC/DC switching power supplies since 1944. They have proven time and time again that they provide the most reliable power conversion products specific to their customer needs and their dedication to quality and reliability makes their choice to partner with us even more significant. 

Their latest move to enhance the customer experience on their website saw a technical evaluation of all available CAD Model providers in the industry. Traco wanted an easy-to-use 3D product model feature on their website to not only show a 3D render of the component, but also a 2D scalable footprint, and the PCB symbol.

This tool is integrated on the component page and is free to use. See it here.

Traco Power CAD Models

At SamacSys our mission is simple, we want to provide free access to high-quality PCB library content for every component and every engineer around the world. We’re doing this by partnering with some of the largest names in the electronic component industry.

CEO, Alex MacDougall said this:

“With the recent global changes to people working remotely more often, it’s great to see more manufacturers of electronic components investing to bring digital content to their community. We’re really pleased to have been chosen by Traco Power to provide their ECAD Models, we’ve been impressed by their forward-thinking approach.”

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Supplyframe Selects Dr. Uwe Knorr as Sr Director of Global Business Development for SamacSys


Supplyframe Selects Dr. Uwe Knorr as Sr Director of Global Business Development for SamacSys 

Supplyframe has officially announced the appointment of industry veteran Dr. Uwe Knorr as the global head of business development at SamacSys. Dr. Knorr joins the team after serving as the head of Business Development for EMA Design Automation’s Ultra Librarian business. Prior to this, he held senior positions at Ansys, Transim, and Arrow Electronics. 

Dr. Knorr will work with industry experts to bring marketing and sales solutions to the electronics component manufacturing industry. Alex MacDougall, CEO of SamacSys (which was recently acquired by Supplyframe) remarks that since that acquisition by Supplyframe, we have been able to ramp up our business and focus on growth. 

With Dr. Knorr joining the team, SamacSys will benefit from his experience, expertise, and global connections. Dr. Knorr also shows similar optimism, citing Supplyframe’s acquisition of SamacSys as a symbol of their commitment to help the engineering community create their next big idea. “I am looking forward to joining the team and helping accelerate this business.” 

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SamacSys Joins Forces With Cadence to Spearhead The Next Generation of PCB Tools


Since the acquisition of SamacSys by Supplyframe, we have been exploring new ways to bring our component CAD models and library services to a wider audience. To this end, we have partnered with Cadence Design Systems by integrating our vast libraries into their Allegro® and OrCAD® PCB design tool suites. 

Our library of over 15 million component design resources like PCB footprints, schematic symbols, and 3D models allow engineers to save substantial amounts of time during the design process. 

Thanks to this collaboration, Allegro and OrCAD users are now able to import our models into their designs with a single click. By leveraging our vast network of valuable design tools, Cadence is able to deliver on their promise of Intelligent System Design™ better than ever before. 

This collaboration allows us to expand our capabilities even further, and engineers everywhere will soon reap the rewards. 

Find out more – click here

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Supplyframe Acquires SamacSys


Supplyframe, a Leading Provider of Supply Chain Tools and Component Search Engines, Acquires SamacSys

At SamacSys, our mission is simple: to provide trustworthy, high-quality, and actionable PCB library content for engineers around the world. In the pursuit of that mission, we are proud to announce that we have reached a definitive agreement to join Supplyframe, a global brand that provides access to cutting-edge supply chain tools, component search engines, and online communities. 

Under the terms of our agreement, all London-based SamacSys employees, including our founder, will join Supplyframe. This acquisition expands the brand far beyond the UK, with Supplyframe offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Shanghai, Austin, Grenoble, and Belgrade. 

Through this partnership, we will be able to reach over 7 million engineering professionals in the Supplyframe network globally, offering them time-saving 2D and 3D CAD models to streamline their design processes. This will bolster our efforts to scale our products even faster, and reach more engineers than ever before. 

For more information, read the full press release, or visit 

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SamacSys CEO Interview


Read the recent Electronics Weekly interview with our CEO, Alex MacDougall.

CLICK HERE – for the full interview

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Target3001 – SamacSys integration.


We’re pleased to say we have strengthened our integration with Target3001 so Engineers can access our world leading Symbols, Footprints and 3D Models from within Target3001.

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Component Manufacturers ECAD Models…

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Component Manufacturers ECAD Models are increasingly being provided through a partnership with SamacSys

Component Manufacturers ECAD Models – Our network of component manufacturers is growing by the day. We already provide content for over 3000 component manufacturers including their latest popular products.

“With component manufacturers such as ON Semiconductor working with us, it demonstrates their commitment to providing valuable design assets such as symbols and PCB footprints,” added Alex MacDougall, Managing Director at SamacSys. “It’s fantastic to have the key players in the electronics industry collaborating with us. Our partnership with RS is key in allowing us to continue our mission of helping more engineers design their products in less time.”

In a recent expansion we have grown our content with Manufacturers such as ON Semiconductor & ROHM Semiconductor. Read more – CLICK HERE

Component Manufacturers ECAD Models

Contact Us if you would like to be features on the component search engine. 

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Mouser CAD Models – Provided by SamacSys

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Mouser CAD Models are now provided through a Partnership with SamacSys.

Mouser Electronics, Inc. are the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader in Electronic Components.

After detailed analysis of providers of CAD Model solutions, SamacSys was chosen as the technology leader to provide PCB Footprints, Schematic Symbols and 3D Models. These design assets will be made available FREE to all engineers visiting

“I was very impressed with how seriously Mouser took their technical evaluation of the solutions available” said Alex MacDougall (Founder & Managing Director at SamacSys) “To be chosen by Mouser as their sole partner adds to the list of recent successes with global leaders in electronics. Mouser’s professionalism showed us why they are growing at such a rate, we’re excited about our future working relationship with them.”

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Mouser CAD Models

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TE Connectivity PCB Models

TE Connectivity PCB Models

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TE Connectivity PCB Models – Schematic Symbols, PCB Footprints and 3D Models are available to download from SamacSys, including all our partner platforms such as RS Components DesignSpark community:  Click Here


TE Connectivity is a technology company that designs and manufactures connectivity and sensor products for harsh environments in a variety of industries, such as automotive, industrial equipment, data communication systems, aerospace, defense, medical, oil and gas, consumer electronics, energy and subsea communications.

TE Connectivity has a global workforce of 78,000, including approximately 7,000 engineers. The company serves customers in 150 countries.

TE Connectivity PCB Models

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SamacSys and EasyPC Announce Partnership

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SamacSys and EasyPC have today announced the integration of the SamacSys Component Search Engine in to the V22 release of Easy PC enabling users to have access to the vast database of component PCB footprints, symbols & 3D Models.

As well as providing its EasyPC users with access to over 14 million components, Component Search Engine provides Easy PC users with many other benefits:

  • The ability to drag and drop PCB footprints and symbols directly in to their EasyPC design
  • Manufacturer values added to components; values such as part number and price are added to the component within EasyPC upon download.
  • Live pricing and stock can be checked from leading suppliers such as RS, Mouser, Farnell & Digikey. Everything an Electronics Engineer would want in one place!
  • Up to date and accurate datasheets.

Within the industry, engineers face many challenges. One of the largest is the amount of time that is wasted on things that aren’t actually key to them completing the design on time. How much time do you spend (waste) completing mundane tasks? Not sure what I mean by mundane tasks? How about these things:

  • Trying to find the correct datasheets for the components you are considering for your design.
  • Creating component footprints and symbols
  • Correcting issues caused by human error
  • Phoning suppliers to compare prices and to find out stock levels

As well as 15 million+ components, we host many millions of datasheets, so you can save a lot of time by using Component Search Engine for your datasheet needs.

Whilst there are a vast number of component footprints and symbols already in our database (ready for immediate, free download), you’ve come across a part that you need that isn’t in the database. Worry not, simply request the part you require, and you’ll be notified in super quick time when your part is ready. In over 90% of cases, the footprint and symbol will be created within 24 hours.

The quality of the footprints and symbols from SamacSys is very high, with numerous checks in place to make sure you get the models you need, exactly as you need them. Have you ever downloaded a TO-220 symbol to find it is a generic file which assumes you’re happy “making do”? We build our footprints using individual manufacturer data, so you can be sure that the footprint you receive is for the part you are designing in.

SamacSys is the leading developer of software tools for creating and managing electronic component ECAD data. We have hundreds of thousands of repeat users, spread across over 180 countries. By partnering with EasyPC we give their users all of our industry leading solutions, within a high quality EDA package; meaning you get your design to the prototyping stage quicker.

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Read about our partnership with Mentor on Electronics360


SamacSys is partnering with Mentor Graphics to provide free PCB symbols, footprints and 3D models within PartQuest, Mentor’s online platform for finding component information.

As a result of using our PCB libraries, companies avoid the task of library part creation. Library creation can be frustrating and time consuming and cause major delays during the development cycle.

The components that are found in PartQuest can now be downloaded into any Mentor PCB format (PADS, xDX Designer and Xpedition) without the need for manually extracting information from datasheets to create the CAD models. Finding accurate and complete datasheets is one of the major bottlenecks in the design of PCB symbols and footprints.

With more than 13 million components in the library, users of PartQuest will see the SamacSys components they wish to design-in with highlighted by our “green icon.” The new content will reduce library development time and improve design accuracy during the product development cycle.

You can read the article here.









About SamacSys

SamacSys is the leading developer of software tools for creating and managing electronic component ECAD data.

Our mission is to provide companies with a suite of software tools and high quality content to select, manage and distribute electronic component information effectively throughout their organizations.

Our customers range from individual engineers to international brands whose revenues run into billions of dollars. With thousands of customers in over in over 100 countries around the world, SamacSys is recognized as the global leader in electronic component software solutions.

The company is a partner to leading brands such as RS Components, Allied Electronics, Zuken, Target3001, ON Semiconductors, ST Microelectronics and many more.