Sidestepping the demographic pyramid

Jon Barrett Electronics Sourcing

Over recent weeks I’ve had the pleasure of attending a number of engineering exhibitions and working on the production of over thirty Executive Forecast features across the North American and UK editions of Electronics Sourcing. Every conversation and interaction offered a unique perspective of what we can expect in 2023, however some trends emerged. Allow … Read more

Ensuring supply chain resilience

Review Display Systems poses an important question: given supply chain constraints, what should procurement professionals consider when sourcing electronic displays? During challenging business and market conditions it is essential to develop and ensure supply chain resilience. The global economy and manufacturing industries have been severely challenged by a multitude of factors including: demand and supply … Read more

Smart switch saves energy

ZF’s KNX-RF energy harvesting switch modules are designed as a resource-saving solution for smart homes. They work without batteries, require no wiring and are maintenance-free. Energy is generated by mechanical actuation based on an inductive principle. Applications include controlling lights and window shutters. Using the switch’s mechanical actuation, enough energy is generated to send the … Read more

Semiconductor Pricing Declines Herald Another Industry Downturn

Semiconductor ASPs have crashed, losing a large chunk of the upturn gains and pointing to the beginning of another downcycle but how long will this weakness last? Memory semiconductor sales slumped starting in the second quarter, marking the beginning of the industry’s latest downturn although observers say it will take at least two additional quarters … Read more

DC relays ideal for automotive and mobility

Three new PCB relays from Omron Electronic Components Europe target automotive and mobility applications where space is tight and high-performance is crucial. The G8K, G8G and G8PM relays support high-performance DC motor control with a floor size and volume up to 95 per cent smaller than similar relays on the market. The devices are all … Read more

Coaxial reed relay meets 3GHz needs

Pickering Electronics has launched a new miniature coaxial reed relay for high frequency RF systems up to 3GHz. Series 113RF SIL/SIP reed relays feature a 2mm spacing footprint, allowing high density stacking. Pickering Electronics’ technical specialist, Kevin Mallett, said: “These small, screened reed relays are faster and smaller than electromechanical relays, have a lower insertion … Read more

Break the arc

CIT Relay & Switch is offering an automotive relay with blow-out magnet. In the automotive relay world, 12 and 24VDC systems have been the norm for over 50-years. With the world trending toward electric vehicles there is a need for higher voltage DC switching. As DC voltages increase, so does the chance of developing a … Read more

Supporting sustainable energy

Omron Electronic Components Europe is supporting the roll out of sustainable energy sources with a range of products for PV inverters, battery energy storage systems and EV charging systems. For example, Omron’s G9KB PCB power relay provides bi-directional high power DC switching for the next generation of renewable battery energy storage systems for homes and … Read more

Freely search 54 billion in-stock products

Electronics Sourcing asks ECIA’s senior vice president, Victor Meijers, to explain Trusted Parts’ uniqueness, the benefits of using the service and some of its most useful features   Q: What makes Trusted Parts unique compared to other aggregator sites? A: When inventory aggregation sites first appeared, there was little to no distinction made between authorized … Read more

Photocouplers suit green energy applications

Farnell is now shipping new smart gate driver photocouplers from Toshiba. Available for fast delivery, the photocoupler range includes the TLP5212 and TLP5222 devices which suit a range of applications including: inverter circuits used in industrial control equipment; power conditions in solar power systems and UPS; and residential home battery systems. The devices’ features help … Read more

Partnering for semiconductor innovation

Benchmark Electronics is supporting the semiconductor industry on a global scale following a design and manufacturing partnership with Yield Engineering Systems Benchmark Electronics is partnering with Yield Engineering Systems to transfer manufacturing of its flagship product line to Benchmark’s Malaysian facility. Benchmark will also provide engineering and manufacturing support for YES’ upcoming innovative modular wet … Read more

Future proofing the renewables’ supply chain

When designing and manufacturing innovative products for the growing renewable energy sector, Jaltek emphasises the importance of partnering with a CEM who shares the vision Over the past decade, renewable energy production has grown exponentially and is a topical issue worldwide. With rising pollution levels and the ‘energy crunch’, governments are being called to account. … Read more