There are countless applications for delays of a few hundred milliseconds up to a few seconds. I have not been able to find some elegant solution, but I am sure that there must be a way, and that some of the expertise in here has a neat little circuit that is much better than whatever I can come up with.
And before I get the obvious answer: A 555 with a 1000uF cap is a fun breadboard experiment, but the huge electrolytic capacitor is absolutely impractical on any "real" miniaturized PCB's. Surely there must be a more practical/professional way.
I find it really strange that the big IC manufacturers doesn't have a simple sot-23 delay timer. Components such as TLP5010 is real close, but not quite bullseye. It can be coerced into a functional circuit with some additional components, but it still feels like a square wheel. So without any off-the-shelf options: Please share your favorite timer circuit.