Sanket Gupta @ blog.octopart.com tipped us with his latest article. He writes:
Continuing our series on how to select components, we will discuss different IC packages in this blog. ICs are the backbone of electronic devices, and choosing the right IC requires considering factors like price, reliability, performance, and package, among others. In this blog, we will focus on demystifying different IC packages, so that you can make an informed decision when you select the IC for your next project. We have also included some links to popular ICs.
The Octopart Guide to IC Packages – [Link]