Octopart is a search engine which lets you compare the prices and availability of electronic parts across different distributors.* Octopart was started by two physics grad students who were tired of searching for identical electronic parts in lots of different catalogs. Their search engine is a work in progress and they appreciate comments and suggestions. They are also interested in contacting distributors and manufacturers of electronic parts. Listing inventory and sending them data for display on the site is a very easy process.
* Octopart has an authorized relationship with all distributors featured on the site except for Allied Electronics, Digi-Key and Mouser. Data from Allied Electronics, Digi-Key and Mouser are aggregated from public sources.