When to Outsource Your Electronic Design

By Joseph Xavier | Jan 1, 2016

More than half of electronic product companies in North America outsource design, and the number is growing.1 The decision to outsource depends on a variety of factors, such as the availability of in-house resources, the complexity and area of design, and the product development schedule.

Should you outsource the electronic design for your current project? The decision-making flowchart below will help determine the best course of action.


In a Nuvation and EE Times joint survey, 71.9% of electronic product companies indicated that they plan to increase their use of outside design firms in the next 2-3 years.