A global view on EV charging

Avnet’s sales director lighting and transportation, Jason Skoczen, explores the infrastructure required to charge millions of vehicles at home and in public. As a global organization, Avnet has a privileged insight into how the EV charging infrastructure is developing across the world. Governments and private companies are generating growing momentum behind the move to fully … Read more

Diodes, rectifiers, FETs and more

Mouser Electronics has announced a global distribution agreement with Diotec Semiconductor, offering the company’s range of diodes, rectifiers, FETs and voltage regulators for commercial and industrial-grade applications. SMD current-limiting diodes (CL15M45/CL20M/CL40M45) deliver parallel operation for higher current intensity, providing a durable, high-performance solution for applications such as low-power LED drivers and battery chargers. Offering 1W … Read more

Custom battery pack distribution agreement signed

Anglia Components has signed a distribution agreement with Alexander Battery Technologies, a UK manufacturer of custom battery packs for high end applications. Anglia is ABT’s first distributor and becomes its exclusive partner in the UK and Ireland. ABT offers customised battery packs for OEM customers, including Lithium-Ion, NiMH and primary battery solutions. Markets served include … Read more

How automakers and OEMs are navigating the chip shortage

TTI Americas director, transportation market, Gabe Osorio, explores the origins of chip shortages in the automotive sector and introduces examples of remedies. It’s no secret that challenges to the automotive supply chain are impacting manufacturers and consumers alike. Spurred by the pandemic-induced drop in vehicle demand and exacerbated by closed factories, adjusted budgets and demand … Read more

Current sense transducers in stock

Danisense has signed a global franchise agreement with Farnell which is stocking twenty-three of Danisense’s most popular current sense transducers and accessories. The Farnell line-card includes current transducers spanning 50 to 2,000A. All are based on Danisense’s closed loop, flux gate sensor technology, which is said to result in accurate, stable and repeatable measurement. Products … Read more

Power connectors ready to ship

Lane Electronics has announced availability of Lemo’s new M-Series high-power connectors based on the existing, field proven and rugged M Series. They are designed to provide high quality and reliable connectivity for harsh environments where mission critical solutions are required and light weight, compactness and reliability are expected. These new ratchet coupling connectors have been … Read more

Partnership underpins EV innovations

NXP Semiconductors has signed a memorandum of understanding with Foxconn to jointly develop platforms for a new generation of smart connected vehicles. Foxconn will leverage NXP’s portfolio of automotive technologies and expertise in safety and security to enable architectural innovation and platforms for electrification, connectivity and safe automated driving. The collaboration builds on the company’s … Read more

Bucking the market trend

  Fast shipping from the ODU Express service ensures rapid worldwide availability of the company’s standard products. Within 15 days, ODU can ship up to 15 rectangular modular connectors (ODU-MAC®) or up to 150 metal circular connectors (ODU MINI-SNAP® / ODU AMC®) to its customers worldwide. Furthermore, this outstanding service belies the fact that most … Read more

Buying into battery pack manufacturing

Solid State has entered a conditional agreement to acquire Custom Power, a US-based battery systems manufacturer and energy solutions provider. The acquisition brings complementary benefits, in-line with the group’s aims to internationalise its business, develop its ‘our brand’ product portfolio, broaden its complimentary product portfolio and invest in talent. In particular, the move will bring … Read more

Repurposing EV batteries for energy storage

Exro’s CEO, Sue Ozdemir, explains how EV manufacturers can experience significant cost savings by reviving and utilizing second-life batteries Exro Technologies states it has developed a new class of power electronics for electric motors and batteries. The company has announced a development partnership with EV manufacturer, ev Transportation Services, to repurpose batteries from evTS’ FireFly … Read more

Sourcing alternative components during supply chain disruptions

Newark’s global head of technical marketing, Cliff Ortmeyer, shows how comparing components with expertise can solve product shortages. Shortages in electronic components continue to be a critical concern for purchasing professionals. Even as the pandemic is winding down, disruptions to the global supply chain linger, creating long lead times, price increases and availability crises for … Read more