Chip Directory

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Awards that this site has won

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Date Name of award Organisation URL
199606 Young Net Warriors Award Vosko
1997???? Critical Mass Award B. Darl
19971202 Cool Site Award Anbar
19980509 ITM Web, Five Star Selection Russ Finney
19980722 Links2Go Key Resource Award Links2Go Staff
19980724 MedSite Award Jennifer Parise
19981027 Today's AndoverNet Tech Sighting Adam <>

Cool Site Award

An AEI Cool Site

Date 19971202
From Matthew Boffin <>
Subject Cool Site Award

Dear Mr Ganswijk,

Congratulations on being awarded five stars by Anbar Computing Cool Sites. Only exceptional sites are included in Cool Sites and are eligible to display this award.

Cool sites provides the same intelligent access to Internet resources that Anbar Electronic Intelligence has been providing to more traditionally published material since 1961.

Our specialist reviewers evaluate every site on five key criteria; style, structure, ease of use, quality of information and usefulness to the practitioner. Every site receives a quality rating of between one and five stars.

As an additional accolade, the Chip Directory has been added to Anbar Electronic Intelligence Managment Cool Sites as the December Hardware Cool Site.

You can access the review of your site on as well as the criteria against which each site is rated.

Attached to this image is your award badge for you to display prominently on your site.

Congratulations once again on an excellent site. I hope that the addition of this award will raise your profile as effectively as it has other award winners.

Mathew Wills
Vice President: Anbar Electronic Intelligence

Chip Directory Review

This site contains numerically and functionally ordered chip lists, chip pinouts and lists of chip manufacturers, manufacturers of controller embedding tools, electronics books, CD-ROMs, magazines, WWW sites and related information. The first two things to note about it are that it has obviously been professionally designed and that there are a large number of mirror sites in different parts of the world, with guidance on accessing them. Then, when you have chosen the right mirror (and the home site listed here seemed to be reacting quite fast), and you have transferred to the main page, almost the first thing you see is a search box to find the chip you are interested in. There are also what are effectively indexes organized in different ways by, for example, family, function, name, number, pinouts, prefixes and postfixes. There is also a section 'How to get more data about a chip, once you found it here?' [sic], a questions forum and much other related information, including links to manufacturers. The presentation is clear and the download time fast. Not so much 'chips with everything' as 'everything about chips'!

Critical mass award

CM award

Young Net Warriors Award

local first Vosko award
local first Vosko award, text version all the years

Awards still to be won... - About applying for about 200 awards...

ITM Web Five Star Selection

ITM Web Award

Date 19980509
From Russ Finney <>
Subject Congratulations! itmWEB Award

( A very useful hardware reference site! - RF)


Your site has been chosen as one of our "Five Star Selections" at the itmWEB Site! This is a real honor as very few sites get to display our award graphic. It will be featured in our Five Star Selections Listing. This Listing is composed of sites which either make an outstanding contribution to the Information Technology profession or which provide an exceptional on-line IT resource.

The itmWEB Site is a vast collection of tools and resources for information technology professionals. These include systems development and programming content, methodology and project management white papers, and high quality technology links. Established in 1996, it has become a frequent stopping point for IT professionals from all over the world. It also publishes the highly regarded monthly itmWEB Information Technology Report.

Thanks again for developing a high quality Web resource which benefits IT professionals. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions.

Best Regards,
Russ Finney

itmWEB: The IT Professional's Homepage

Links2Go Key Resource Award


Congratulations! Your page has been selected to receive a Links2Go Key Resource award in the Electronics topic (If you received a previous email from us, sorry! We had a little snafu in the topic name).

The Links2Go Key Resource award is both exclusive and objective. Fewer than one page in one thousand will ever be selected for inclusion. Further, unlike most awards that rely on the subjective opinion of "experts," many of whom have only looked at tens or hundreds of thousands of pages in bestowing their awards, the Links2Go Key Resource award is completely objective and is based on an analysis of millions of web pages. During the course of our analysis, we identify which links are most representative of each of the thousands of topics in Links2Go, based on how actual page authors, like yourself, index and organize links on their pages. In fact, the Key Resource award is so exclusive, even we don't qualify for it (yet ;)!

Please visit: to find out more about this award, and to download graphics if you wish to display this award on your page.

Once again, congratulations on your award!

MedSite Award

19980724 (jennifer)

Congratulations, your website has been reviewed and indexed on
The MedSite review committee utilizes strict guidelines for design and content and your inclusion in the MedSite search engine is a testimony to your hard work.

Attached is a GIF file for you to display on your website, so that your visitors will know that your site was reviewed and indexed on MedSite.
Please link this graphic back to MedSite at

Thank you for submitting your website to Please take this opportunity to display the graphic on your site. You've earned it!

Thank you,

Jennifer Parise

Today's AndoverNet Tech Sighting

Date:    19981027
To:      Chipdir
Subject: (--Outdated URL removed--) is today's Tech Sighting!

R Miller, an editor at, has choosen your web site ("Chip Directory") as today's Andover.Net Tech Sighting!

Check out the full review and discussion about your site at

You can pick up your highly attractive award icon at the TechSightings award page:

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