When trying to decide which part to incorporate into a new product, a design engineer has to ask several important questions and address essential issues in order to ensure that the part is is the right one to use.
Is the component supply affected by long lead times or obsolescence issues? Are there multiple suppliers who can find the part for you? Does the part have a history of poor reliability or counterfeiting? Does the part fall under RoHS legislation?
Below is a link to an article that discusses these questions and identifies several others that can help component engineers save time and money for the business.