In the block diagrams of products, only a few blocks contribute directly to product competitiveness. It often makes sense to buy design or design information for the other blocks. For instance, many companies will buy an off-the-shelf power supply because it is not cost-effective to design their own.
There are not two but three possible make-buy alternatives:
1. Design and build the subsystem in-house.
2. Buy the subsystem from a company that both designs and builds it.
3. Buy the design but retain manufacturing profits by embedding it into products you build.
Innovatia Designware supports the third approach by providing engineering files and documentation of proven designs.
|an engineering design package, including layout files, and firmware or PLD coding|
|purchased as a one-time, non-exclusive license, like software programs|
|costs comparable to a book or software product|
|is specified and tested|
|supported by engineering at Innovatia|
|hardware prototyping boards|
|Extensive engineering explanations in e-books and e-booklets|