Global Sources subsidiary, eMedia Asia Limited, has launched what the company claims is the world’s largest IC and electronic components online datasheet database – The database includes a Chinese language user interface and claims to deliver electronic parts data for over 185 million ICs and components from more than 10,000 suppliers worldwide., launched in partnership with software and database specialist SiliconExpert Technologies, is built for Chinese electronics engineers to help them more easily search and purchase semiconductors and other parts needed for new systems design work. A search can be carried out in a variety of ways:

ŸInventory Search that displays which authorized distributors carry the part and allows users to purchase from them directly

ŸNew Product Introductions that showcases the latest releases from leading manufacturers

Compare Parts that features a parametric comparison chart

ŸParametric Search by partial part number, description, manufacturer or key product specification also allows users to customize and save search history, which includes recent searches, parts and comparison pages. It also allows them to sign up to a weekly new product e-mail alert service.

Manufacturers can submit their datasheets to the site at no cost. Submissions can be sent directly to