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What is a Safe Shelf Life for Semiconductor Components?

Quality of Stored Semiconductor Components Examined by Rochester Electronics When long-term component storage is a requirement, it is important for customers to have confidence that properly stored components are reliable in the field. One key measure of quality and reliability is solderability. To determine the quality of aged semiconductor components in real-world applications, Rochester Electronics has performed an analysis on solderability by using an industry-standard board mount with solder paste and reflow manufacturing process. These independent tests confirmed that no negative effects due to component aging were found to impact the solderability of components which have been properly stored for…

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Assurance matters

In the fight against counterfeits, Adaptix’ fast, affordable, benchtop 3D inspection system is designed to tip the balance of power…

Linecard gets sensor boost

Sager Electronics has added LEM USA to its line card. LEM specializes in current and voltage sensors and transducers.  …

Accelerate IIoT applications

Mouser Electronics is shipping Qorvo’s DWM3001C 6.5 and 8.0GHz ultra-wideband module, designed to accelerate IIoT applications for tags, access control,…

Recession or recovery?

In this article, John Denslinger reminds readers that even in a recessionary environment, next-gen electronics technologies and applications will still see growth. Forecasting 2023 is…

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Recession or recovery?

In this article, John Denslinger reminds readers that even in a recessionary environment, next-gen electronics technologies and applications will still see growth. Forecasting 2023 is a challenge given so much…

AI unknowns outweigh knowns

John Denslinger explores the growing role of artificial intelligence in business environments and offers an opinion on the recently published Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights AI is largely…

Workplace upper hand

In the face of a changing economy, John Denslinger encourages employers to value the people they have; employees to maximise their productive; and new hires to be flexible. Office productivity…

Will transport undermine supply continuity?

John Denslinger asks whether America’s transportation links could undermine supply continuity just when the electronics industry needs it the most There is an old adage describing resilience and persistence in…

West Coast ports— the supply chain migraine

With West Coast gateways processing 60 per cent of goods shipped from Asia,  John Denslinger explores contract negotiations and the importance of automation. Just as global supply problems seem to…

Distributors grapple with conflicting supply chain signals

Supply chain complexities have increased throughout the electronics industry, creating opportunities for distributors to help customers navigate the tortuous terrains facing them. After nearly two years of severely constrained supply…

Distribution: record sales ahead of downturn

Purchase commitments made by OEM customers during the period of product shortages will keep distribution sales and profits high through the rest of the year despite signs of a market…

Distributors see rising sales from auto industry

The auto industry is facing continuing chip shortages and many tier 1-4 automotive suppliers are turning to distributors for parts and services. Distributors report that sales to tier 1-4 automotive…

Should chipmakers be preparing for a downturn?

Semiconductor sales are weakening amidst efforts by governments to tame spiking inflation. Are these the early signs of another downturn and how should chipmakers prepare for another one of its…

DRAM price increases will ease

There should be ample supply of DRAM through the rest of the year as memory IC manufacturers continue to increase capacity. Memory IC buyers can expect a 2-5 per cent…

NAND flash memory market soars as demand rises

NAND flash revenue will break an all-time record this year. Despite an expected 1 per cent decline in average selling prices, the global NAND flash memory market will post strong…