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. Our search engine is a work in progress and we appreciate comments and suggestions.
We are also interested in contacting distributors and manufacturers of electronic parts. Listing inventory and sending us data for display on the site is a very easy process.