Samtec announces over 200,000 symbols & footprints for its interconnect products

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Samtec announces over 200,000 symbols & footprints for its interconnect products

Engineers can now design faster with high-quality connector models available on, as well as SnapEDA & affiliated services

Samtec announces over 200,000 symbols & footprints for its interconnect productsNew Albany, IN and San Francisco, CA (July 28th, 2020) -- Today, Samtec -- a global manufacturer of interconnect solutions -- is announcing that it now has over 200,000 symbols & footprints for its products to accelerate the design process for engineers.

Engineers spend days creating digital models for each component on their circuit boards, such as symbols and footprints. Samtec and SnapEDA have teamed up to make these models readily available to engineers, because they both believe that engineers deserve the best in terms of ease-of-use, quality, and convenience.

In the second quarter of 2020, SnapEDA created over 120,000 new Samtec connector models, including high-speed and micro-pitch board-to-board, edge card, and rugged connectors. With these new connector models, engineers can now easily discover, and design-in Samtec products.

“Samtec is an inspiration when it comes to their dedication to the customer experience. Whether it’s their 24-hour free sample program, or their endless pursuit to expand the availability of design resources for their products, Samtec is truly world-class. These new models are yet another example of that dedication to their customers,” said Natasha Baker, CEO and Founder of SnapEDA, based in San Francisco, CA.

Connector models are highly sought-after by engineers, because they are incredibly time-consuming for which to create models. This is due to their non-standard bodies, custom solder stencils, fine pitches, irregular pad shapes, and cutouts. Accordingly, connectors are the third most popular category of components on SnapEDA.

“SnapEDA’s commitment to quality, innovation, and ease of doing business has made them a great partner for Samtec as well as our partners in the digital channel. They’ve enabled us to better serve our customers by offering quick and immediate access to hundreds of thousands of our most popular parts,” said Ashley Quinlan, Strategic Marketing Director at Samtec.

All models can be downloaded from Samtec’s website. They are also available on SnapEDA, as well as through over a dozen of its collaborators including Digi-Key and Mouser.

Formats supported include Cadence OrCad, Allegro, Altium, Autodesk Eagle, Mentor PADS, KiCad, PCB123, and Proteus.

These new, high-quality models were created by SnapEDA’s Component Engineering team using proprietary, patented technology. They include accurate assembly, silkscreen, and contoured courtyards, and follow Samtec’s recommended PCB layouts and stencil patterns. Through-hole pads follow IPC-2221 standards using nominal drill hole sizes.

About Samtec
Founded in 1976 and headquartered in New Albany, IN, Samtec, Inc. is a privately held, debt-free $822 million global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, including IC-to-Board/Ultra Micro, High-Speed Board-to-Board, High-Speed Cables, Future-Proof/Active Optics, Flexible Stacking, and Micro/Rugged components and cables. Samtec is preferred by design engineers for cutting edge technology and being so easy with which to work. Connectors and cable assemblies are provided with the ultimate in design flexibility including many options in pin count, rows, heights, plating, packaging, wire gauge, ruggedizing features, and more – all offered as standard so that you can get exactly what you need for your application within budget. Samtec’s willingness to do custom design, typical build-to-order lead times of 5 days or less, free samples, and eCAD and mCAD model downloads in over 150 different formats all contribute the “sudden service” for which Samtec is known.

SnapEDA is the first search engine for electronics design. By providing ready-to-use building blocks for circuit board design via our website and plugins for PCB design tools, we shave days off product development, so that designers can focus on product optimization and innovation. Over a million engineers use SnapEDA each year, making everything from medical devices, to electric airplanes. SnapEDA is funded by Y Combinator and private investors. Learn more at

Media Contacts:

Ashley Quinlan

Natasha Baker