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E-book Now Available: Counteracting Counterfeiting in the Electronics Supply Chain

Counterfeit electronic components are one of the leading threats to the integrity of the electronics supply chain. A rigorous approach to sourcing and due diligence once parts arrive can help keep fraudulent components out of finished goods. So can staying abreast of counterfeiters’ latest tools of the trade. To help electronics companies and their customers identify and mitigate the risk…

Where next for IP&E lead times?

Avnet director, IP&E sales, Dan Borelli, explores interconnect, e-mech and passive lead times and discusses the most viable strategy for maintaining supply chain security. According to the ECIA, interconnect and e-mech component lead times went out from around 10 weeks in Q1/2021 to anywhere from 14 to 20 weeks in Q1/2023. For passive components, the extension was more dramatic, rising…

Voyage to reliability

  CamdenBoss explains how in the vast and unpredictable ocean of maritime needs, the 73 Series enclosures emerge as stalwart protectors of electrical components. Crafted from robust UV-resistant ASA material, 73 Series enclosures are seasoned sailors of the electronic protection seas, braving the sun’s rays and standing steadfast against the relentless tide with IP68 waterproof rating. Designed for life at sea, the…

Specifying enclosures tough enough for industry and outdoors

In this article, Rolec walks electronics buyers through the dos and don’ts of purchasing electronics enclosures destine for harsh working environments Harsh industrial environments pose three main hazards to fragile electronics: impact, dust/water ingress and chemicals. Sometimes the threat can come from all three simultaneously. However, the sheer robustness and water resistance of an enclosure may not be enough. Specifying…

Choosing a custom IC partner

Swindon Silicon Systems’ director of business development and product engineering, Ross Turnbull, explains what to consider before embarking on an ASIC design project. For manufacturers looking to gain a technical and commercial edge over their competition, an application specific IC (ASIC) could be the ideal solution. An ASIC is a chip designed specifically for its designated application, offering superior performance and…

Event packed with inspiring ideas

In this article, Electronics Sourcing introduces readers to a selection of the seminars taking place at this year’s Del Mar Electronics and Manufacturing Show. Cleanrooms for electronics and medical device manufacturing Anthony Chien, president, American Cleanroom Systems Wednesday 10:00am, Mission Towers, CMTC Room Cleanrooms are a key tool in electronics and medical device manufacturing. They increase yield, improve product quality,…

How virtual twins are decarbonizing industry

Delmia’s, senior director, strategic business development, Prashanth Mysore, explains how businesses can make their manufacturing operations more environmentally friendly. The virtual twin experience is a differentiator in decarbonizing heavy industry processes. For instance, in green steel manufacturing virtual twins can help establish an integrated, automated factory with circularity, establishing green steel manufacturing processes that can reduce CO2 emissions up to 95…

Scaling up SiC crystal growth to meet escalating demand

Del Williams explains that due to the complexity of growing quality SiC crystals, manufacturers need help obtaining sufficient systems to meet global production targets. There is an imperative to rapidly expand SiC crystal production to serve current and future generations of EVs and advanced electronic devices. Surging demand for SiC MOSFETs in electromobility powertrains, renewable energy, inverters and onboard chargers,…

Discover the future of embedded supply chains

Purchasing professionals are invited to immerse themselves in the multifaceted world of embedded systems and meet the who’s who of the industry. From 9 to 11 April 2024, it’s ‘see and be seen’ at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre for the embedded systems industry’s largest gathering. In 2023, around 950 exhibitors and more than 26,500 visitors from Germany and abroad came…

Supply chain participants brimming with confidence

ECIA’s December Electronic Component Sales Trend (ECST) survey has revealed a significant jump in optimism, representing an extremely healthy start to the year. Following a year of overall index scores languishing between 72.2 and 90.6, respondents to the December Electronic Component Sales Trend (ECST) survey are suddenly and strikingly optimistic in their expectations for January 2024 which shot up by…

Preserving legacies: from classic cars to semiconductor aftermarket

Lansdale Semiconductors’ president, R Dale Lillard, explains how an idea for restoring classic cars blossomed into an industrial solution for managing semiconductor obsolescence. I spent my formative years behind my grandfather’s garage, where he specialized in rebuilding engines for 1940s and 1950s cars. My playground was a car junkyard, sparking a passion for working on classic cars that has stayed…

ECIA Welcomes New Member Arrow Electronics

  One of the industry’s largest distributors adds its expertise to the mission of the Association. The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is pleased to announce that Arrow Electronics has joined its roster as a distributor member. “This is very welcome news for our members and our mission to bring efficiencies to the electronic components supply chain,” ECIA CEO and President…

Boosting single vendor temperature sensor choice

Microchip Technology has launched the MCP998x family of 10 automotive-qualified remote temperature sensors. The company states the family is one of the largest portfolios of automotive- grade multi-channel temperature sensors. Designed for 1°C accuracy at a wide operational temperature range, the family includes five sensors with shutdown temperature setpoints designed not to be overwritten by software or maliciously disabled. Microchip’s…

EDS 2024 is relocating and the dates are changing

Important News! EDS 2024 is relocating and the dates are changing. Originally set for May 13-17 at the Mirage in Las Vegas, the Summit will now take place at Resorts World Las Vegas, from Tuesday, May 21 to Friday, May 24 – a week later than initially planned. Why the change? The start of extensive renovations and expansion of the…

Circularity is no longer a pipe dream

In2tec’s sustainable electronics ambassador, Emma Armstrong, explains the company’s solution for the removal and reuse of electronic components from PCBAs According to The Circularity Gap Report, the current global economy is just 7.2 per cent circular (dropping from 9.1 per cent in 2018), meaning that for the most part, materials are mined, created into products, sold and then disposed of….

Insight, inspiration and motivation

The 2024 ERA Conference offers opportunities to learn from an all-star lineup of speakers and breakout sessions, while also connecting with fellow conference goers The annual ERA Conference—an educational and networking event for electronics components manufacturers’ representatives, distributors and manufacturers—takes place at the AT&T Hotel & Conference Center in Austin, Texas, on Feb 25 to 27, 2024. The event brings…

CHIP1 Talks about Transistors

A transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electrical power. It is made of semiconductor material and has at least three terminals so that it can be connected to an outside circuit. A change in voltage or current that is applied to one pair of the transistor’s terminals will result in a change in…

Chip1 talks about Switches

Any device that may be used to temporarily halt the passage of electrons via a circuit can be considered an electrical switch. In its most basic form, switches can either be fully engaged (sometimes referred to as “closed”) or entirely disengaged (often referred to as “open”). Types of Switches Hand Switches The simplest kind of switch is the kind in…

Chip1 talks about Oscillators

A circuit that generates a continuous, repetitive, and alternating waveform without receiving any input is referred to as an oscillator. Oscillators, in their most basic form, take unidirectional current flow from a DC source and transform it into an alternating waveform at a frequency that is determined by the circuit components that make up the oscillator. Types of Oscillators Oscillators…

Focus on problems in your control

How PEI-Genesis’ three pillars gave it the operational certainty to navigate stormy market waters Like everyone, manufacturers globally face challenges caused by global issues such as coronavirus, Brexit and the war in Ukraine. However, despite the troubling times, manufacturers can protect themselves and provide certainty for customers by focussing on the things that are in their control, instead of worrying…

Advancements in Military Technology Using AI

As technology advances rapidly, artificial intelligence is being implemented in more military technologies to support personnel in combat. Many military divisions worldwide utilise artificial intelligence to power applications for defense systems and combat operations. Two emerging AI-powered technologies include electric ground combat vehicles and robotic dogs, which need reliable harsh environment connectors to operate effectively. Military Electric Ground Combat Vehicles…

Smart Agriculture Technology Improves Global Agriculture Productivity

Smart agriculture, or Farming 4.0, leverages technology and data analysis to track critical parameters related to crop health. This new approach to farming has the potential to deliver long-term cost savings, higher yields, minimal environmental impact, and increased productivity. However, achieving these smart-farming technology goals requires the right interconnects. What is Smart Agriculture? Smart farming is defined as using advanced…

CHIP 1 Talks about Fiber Optics

Fiber Optics Fiber optics, also known as optical fibers, are long strands of glass that are so thin that they are about the same diameter as a single human hair. These strands are then bundled together to form what are known as fiber optic cables. They are essential to the long-distance transmission of light signals. The light signals are encoded…

CHIP 1 Talks about Transformers

Electrical transformers are devices that consist of two or more coils of wire and are used to transfer electrical energy by means of a changing magnetic field. Changes in voltage and current are typically what take place throughout the process of energy transfer. AC voltage can be altered in either direction by using transformers. Transformers are utilized in almost all…

CHIP 1 Talks About Programmable Logic Devices

Programmable Logic Device An electronic component known as a programmable logic device, or PLD, is utilized in the construction of digital circuits that may be reconfigured. A PLD, on the other hand, has an undetermined function at the time it is manufactured, in contrast to digital logic, which is built using discrete logic gates that have predetermined functionalities. It is…

Chip 1 Talks about Microcontroller and Processors

Microcontroller A microcontroller is a small integrated circuit that is specifically designed to take charge of a certain process that is carried out by an embedded system. The components of a processor, memory, and input/output (I/O) peripherals are typically integrated onto a single chip in a typical microcontroller. Microcontrollers are used in wide varieties of applications, such as in automotives,…

Chip1 talks about Electronic Filters

The term “electronics filter” refers to the circuit that allows certain frequency components to pass through the circuit while rejecting or attenuating all other frequency components. Since filters can be categorized into various types based on the frequency band that they allow through, the electronics filter is the circuit that allows certain frequency components to pass through the circuit. Electronic…

Chip1 talks about Electronic Connectors

Connectors for electronic circuits are devices that physically interconnect two or more electronic circuits. Installing, putting together, and providing power to various electrical devices all require the use of these components. The housing and the terminals are the two components of electronic connectors that are considered to be the most important. Connectors for electronic devices consist of a male (plug)…

Chip1 presents a guide to Transistors

A transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electrical power. It is made of semiconductor material and has at least three terminals so that it can be connected to an outside circuit. A change in voltage or current that is applied to one pair of the transistor’s terminals will result in a change in…

Buying into low cost-of-ownership

  Powell Electronics has announced availability of Gigalane’s one-piece, second-generation GDBC connectors for complex stack-ups in 5G systems. The simple one-piece design enables high integration and miniaturization of board-to-board and board-to-module RF interconnections. GDBC series contacts are easy to use during assembly as they require no SMT. The connectors are said to offer the lowest total-cost-of-ownership on the market and…

The Electronic Component Show is BACK for 2024!

Introducing once again the one-day tabletop event for design engineers and purchasing professionals, ECS is back for 2024 – this time with TWO shows – Duxford & Oxford. Following the success of two years of shows, MMG Publishing, eBOM & Electronics Sourcing are proud to announce the return of ECS, with the first installment of the two events being held…

Chip1 – Fiber Optics

Fiber optics, also known as optical fibers, are long strands of glass that are so thin that they are about the same diameter as a single human hair. These strands are then bundled together to form what are known as fiber optic cables. They are essential to the long-distance transmission of light signals. The light signals are encoded with data…

Chip1 – Transformers

Electrical transformers are devices that consist of two or more coils of wire and are used to transfer electrical energy by means of a changing magnetic field. Changes in voltage and current are typically what take place throughout the process of energy transfer. AC voltage can be altered in either direction by using transformers. Transformers are utilized in almost all…

Chip1 – Programmable Logic Device

An electronic component known as a programmable logic device, or PLD, is utilized in the construction of digital circuits that may be reconfigured. A PLD, on the other hand, has an undetermined function at the time it is manufactured, in contrast to digital logic, which is built using discrete logic gates that have predetermined functionalities. It is necessary to first…

Chip1 – Microcontroller and Processors

Microcontroller A microcontroller is a small integrated circuit that is specifically designed to take charge of a certain process that is carried out by an embedded system. The components of a processor, memory, and input/output (I/O) peripherals are typically integrated onto a single chip in a typical microcontroller. Microcontrollers are used in wide varieties of applications, such as in automotives,…

Chip1 – Switches

Any device that may be used to temporarily halt the passage of electrons via a circuit can be considered an electrical switch. In its most basic form, switches can either be fully engaged (sometimes referred to as “closed”) or entirely disengaged (often referred to as “open”). Types of Switches Hand Switches The simplest kind of switch is the kind in…

Chip1 – Oscillators

A circuit that generates a continuous, repetitive, and alternating waveform without receiving any input is referred to as an oscillator. Oscillators, in their most basic form, take unidirectional current flow from a DC source and transform it into an alternating waveform at a frequency that is determined by the circuit components that make up the oscillator. Types of Oscillators Oscillators…

Chip1 – Electronic Filters

The term “electronics filter” refers to the circuit that allows certain frequency components to pass through the circuit while rejecting or attenuating all other frequency components. Since filters can be categorized into various types based on the frequency band that they allow through, the electronics filter is the circuit that allows certain frequency components to pass through the circuit. Electronic…

What a show, what a day!

Electronics Sourcing’s publisher, Mark Leary, reviews the 2023 Electronic Component Show and introduces readers to two events planned for 2024. ECS 2023 took place on 25 May in Oxford, attracting nearly double the visitors compared to the previous year’s show. Featuring 69 exhibitors, the event provided design engineers and supply chain professionals with the opportunity to meet current, new or…

Chip1 – Transistors

A transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electrical power. It is made of semiconductor material and has at least three terminals so that it can be connected to an outside circuit. A change in voltage or current that is applied to one pair of the transistor’s terminals will result in a change in…

Composite alternative to metal battery enclosures

Solvay’s Battery Enclosure Materials Automation (BEMA) project has won Innovate UK funding. In collaboration with Airborne, the project has received letters of support from Jaguar Land Rover and Vertical Aerospace who see great potential in the design of more compact and lightweight enclosures for high-energy batteries in future electric cars and aircraft and are interested in the sustainability aspect of…

Supercapacitors suit automotive applications

Kyocera AVX is expanding its SCC series to include automotive-certified supercapacitors. The cylindrical devices were tested against AEC-Q200 and are designed to operate reliably in mechanically and electrically challenging conditions.  Applications include electronic-mechanical locking, emergency call systems, electronic recording, regenerative braking, power and emergency power systems. To extend backup times and battery life and to take advantage of instantaneous pulse…

Enabling advanced multimedia and charging

Infineon Technologies has introduced the EZ-PD CCG7D, a dual-port USB-C power delivery (PD) solution with integrated boost controller for in-car charging applications. The device complies with the latest USB Type-C and PD specifications (Ver. 3.1) and is AEC Q-100 qualified.  The PD solution is designed for automotive applications supporting Display Port (DP) in alternate mode. The solution was implemented in…

Enhancing efficiency of electric vehicles

Onsemi has released its latest generation 1200V EliteSiC silicon carbide M3S devices, designed to help power electronics designers achieve best-in-class efficiency and lower system cost. The portfolio includes EliteSiC MOSFETs and modules that facilitate higher switching speeds to support the growing number of 800V electric vehicle on-board charger and energy infrastructure applications, such as EV charging, solar and energy storage…

Rugged, reliable touch solutions for transport systems

Review Display Systems has announced the availability and support for a wide range of PCap touch solutions for in-vehicle and transportation applications from AMT.  Transportation systems, vehicles and vessels are operated in a wide range of terrestrial, subterranean, atmospheric and marine environments. The display and touch technologies used in these systems need to provide dependable operation under a wide range…

AVR microcontrollers ready to ship

Mouser is now shipping Microchip’s  AVR64EA 8-bit AVR microcontrollers, designed to provide high-speed, low-power, integrated, analog and hardware-based core independent peripherals (CIPs). Applications include real-time control, sensor node and secondary safety monitoring in industrial, consumer and automotive applications. The microcontrollers are equipped with an AVR CPU with hardware multiplier, running at clock speeds up to 20MHz. These devices offer 64KB…

Instant sourcing of mixed layout connectors

Harwin’s range of Gecko-MT 1.25mm pitch mixed layout connectors is in stock at Powell Electronics. Gecko-MT connectors are claimed to be the smallest, lightest mixed-layout connectors currently available for high-performance applications where size, weight and power matter such as aerospace, defense and motorsports. The connectors are offered with two or four power contacts and eight signal contacts, with 10A and…

Display and Optoelectronics Components

Made from Crystalline materials, Optoelectronic devices are parts of a circuit that transform electrical energy to light and light to energy through semiconductors. Optoelectronic devices can detect or send out electromagnetic radiation, usually in the visible and near-infrared (NIR) parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Different types of Optoelectronics Devices are Photodiodes, Photovoltaics, Photoresistors, Lightemitting Diodes, Optical Fibres, etc. Photodiodes –…

Electromechanical Components Distributor

An electromechanical component is one that employs an electrical signal to effect a mechanical change, such as motor rotation. Common types of Electromechanical Components are switches and relays. Electromechanical switches are used to create, break, or alter the flow of electrical energy in a circuit. Electromechanical switches have numerous functions, and interrupting a circuit so it can be switched off…

Electromechanical Components Distributor

An electromechanical component is one that employs an electrical signal to effect a mechanical change, such as motor rotation. Common types of Electromechanical Components are switches and relays. Electromechanical switches are used to create, break, or alter the flow of electrical energy in a circuit. Electromechanical switches have numerous functions, and interrupting a circuit so it can be switched off…

Printed Circuit Boards

Printed Circuit Board, also known as PCB, is a board that has conductive and insulating parts. PCB mechanically support and electrically connect the electronic components together. Solder is used to connect the electrical components on the surface of the PCB. It also acts a strong mechanical adhesive since solder is made of metal. PCBs have different layers: Substrate, Copper, Soldermask,…

Never Go Short – Shortage Mitigation Solutions

Shortage Mitigation This year has been such a roller coaster for us all and has left us in a continuous loop. Countless unexpected events happened just within a year, and all of them had made huge impacts on most industries. In the world of electronics, it became a great struggle and resulted in massive supply chain disruptions and component shortages….

How to spot counterfeit electronic components

Counterfeits electronic components are Electronic components that are misleading as to the origin or quality relating to the parts. It is possible to counterfeit a certain electronic component and potentially infringe one’s trademark license rights. Counterfeit parts often have inferior specifications and quality. They may be a hazard in a critical system such as an aircraft navigation and life support…

7 Ways to Avoid Counterfeit Electronic Components

Counterfeit electronic components are a growing concern in the industry, as they can lead to serious safety hazards and equipment failures. Here are 7 ways to avoid counterfeit electronic components: Purchase components from authorized distributors: One of the best ways to ensure you get genuine components is to purchase them from authorized distributors. These distributors have a direct relationship with…

Never Go Short – Shortage Mitigation Solutions

Shortage Mitigation This year has been such a roller coaster for us all and has left us in a continuous loop. Countless unexpected events happened just within a year, and all of them had made huge impacts on most industries. In the world of electronics, it became a great struggle and resulted in massive supply chain disruptions and component shortages….

Top 5 Things in Supply Chains to look out for in 2023

2023 is here and it’s a good time as any to look at some of the trends and events that will have an effect to our industry. Some may have affected the semiconductor industry directly while others, not so much. Let’s jump in and take a look, shall we? Soaring oil prices and its effects Although the prices of oil…

7 Ways to Avoid Counterfeit Electronic Components

Counterfeit electronic components are a growing concern in the industry, as they can lead to serious safety hazards and equipment failures. Here are 7 ways to avoid counterfeit electronic components: Purchase components from authorized distributors: One of the best ways to ensure you get genuine components is to purchase them from authorized distributors. These distributors have a direct relationship with…

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…

A Unique Assembly Experience from Nano Electronic Services Ltd

What is more valuable than gold, platinum and bitcoin? Time. Time is fleeting and once gone can never be recovered. Here at NanoES we understand this, and have developed a business model to save our customers time – and also a lot of hair pulling. By developing and managing a network of suppliers, we are quickly able to arrange work…

Rochester Electronics Receives IATF 16949 Certification for Automotive Production

Rochester Electronics is excited to announce that it has received the IATF 16949:2016 certification for the manufacture of semiconductor components at its US-based facilities. Developed by the International Automotive Task Force in conjunction with the international standards community, IATF 16949 is the industry’s highest standard for quality management systems in the automotive sector. “This IATF certification further solidifies Rochester Electronics’…

The Electric Vehicle Revolution

The future is electric. Our vehicles will soon be less reliant on fossil fuels in response to the world’s need to lessen its carbon footprint. Global warming is knocking on our very doors, and this is one response to it. Many countries pledged to help alleviate the carbon load across several industries during COP26, a UN climate summit held in…

Never Go Short – Shortage Mitigation Solutions

Shortage Mitigation This year has been such a roller coaster for us all and has left us in a continuous loop. Countless unexpected events happened just within a year, and all of them had made huge impacts on most industries. In the world of electronics, it became a great struggle and resulted in massive supply chain disruptions and component shortages….

Business continuity during the pandemic with SMC Automation

As borders worldwide start to reopen, Malaysia revives the EMAX and PMAX Expo in Penang last July 2022. During this event, Chipl Media sat down with Edwin Haw, General Manager and Director of SMC Automation Malaysia, to get his thoughts on what transpired during the last few years in the industry. Let’s quickly unpack what was shared during our discussion…

Never Go Short – Shortage Mitigation Solutions

Shortage Mitigation This year has been such a roller coaster for us all and has left us in a continuous loop. Countless unexpected events happened just within a year, and all of them had made huge impacts on most industries. In the world of electronics, it became a great struggle and resulted in massive supply chain disruptions and component shortages….

The Electric Vehicle Revolution

The future is electric. Our vehicles will soon be less reliant on fossil fuels in response to the world’s need to lessen its carbon footprint. Global warming is knocking on our very doors, and this is one response to it. Many countries pledged to help alleviate the carbon load across several industries during COP26, a UN climate summit held in…

Never Go Short – Shortage Mitigation Solutions

Shortage Mitigation This year has been such a roller coaster for us all and has left us in a continuous loop. Countless unexpected events happened just within a year, and all of them had made huge impacts on most industries. In the world of electronics, it became a great struggle and resulted in massive supply chain disruptions and component shortages….

Business continuity during the pandemic with SMC Automation

As borders worldwide start to reopen, Malaysia revives the EMAX and PMAX Expo in Penang last July 2022. During this event, Chip1 Media sat down with Edwin Haw, General Manager and Director of SMC Automation Malaysia, to get his thoughts on what transpired during the last few years in the industry. Let’s quickly unpack what was shared during our discussion…

Chip 1 Thought Leaders Series: Episode 5: Ben Linn, Epicor Malaysia

This is a collection of interviews with decision-makers, division heads, and innovators as we ask them important questions about semiconductors, electronics, and global supply chains. We were able to sit down with Ben Lim of EPICOR Malaysia during the EMAX & PMAX Expo at Penang to get his insights on the current landscape of the industry and what we can…

Chip1 Thought Leader Series – Episode 4: Carl Zeiss

 Chip 1 Exchange and Chip 1 Media brings you our Thought Leaders Series.  This is a collection of interviews with decision-makers, division heads, and innovators as we ask them important questions about semiconductors, electronics, and global supply chains.  We were able to sit down with Michael Fock of ZEISS company during the EMAX & PMAX Expo at Penang to get…

Chip1 Thought Leaders Series – Episode 3: Fischer Technologies

 Chip 1 Exchange and Chip 1 Media brings you our Thought Leaders Series.  This is a collection of interviews with decision-makers, division heads, and innovators as we ask them important questions about semiconductors, electronics, and global supply chains.  We were able to sit down with Mohana Krishnan, General Manager for Fischer Technologies during the EMAX & PMAX Expo at Penang…

Chip1 Thought Leaders Series – Episode 2: Nolato Technology

 Chip 1 Exchange and Chip 1 Media brings you our Thought Leaders Series.  This is a collection of interviews with decision-makers, division heads, and innovators as we ask them important questions about semiconductors, electronics, and global supply chains.  We were able to sit down with Soonlee Tan, General Manager for Nolato Technology Malaysia during the EMAX & PMAX Expo at…

Chip 1 Exchange and Chip 1 Media brings you our Thought Leaders Series

 Episode 1: SMC Automation Malaysia  This is a collection of interviews with decision-makers, division heads, and innovators as we ask them important questions about semiconductors, electronics, and global supply chains. We were able to sit down with Edwin Haw, Director for SMC Automation Malaysia during the EMAX & PMAX Expo at Penang to get his insights on the current landscape…

The Best Automotive Solutions by Chip1 Exchange

Chip 1 Exchange is your primary solutions provider for automotive electronics components. You can choose from various high-quality and reliable parts that suit your requirement at the best price.  AEM Components is a leading manufacturer in the surface mount electronic components industry. It is a company committed to research, development, and manufacturing of circuit protection components with multiple patents and…

How to spot counterfeit electronic components

Counterfeits electronic components are Electronic components that are misleading as to the origin or quality relating to the parts. It is possible to counterfeit a certain electronic component and potentially infringe one’s trademark license rights.  Counterfeit parts often have inferior specifications and quality. They may be a hazard in a critical system such as an aircraft navigation and life support…

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 industries are currently experiencing supply…

Feel the touch of technology with Toplink

The advances in modern technology are geared to provide convenience and a seamless experience for users. Everyone feels the impact of these advancements, whether you are an individual ordering food on your phone or a business owner finishing a transaction with someone thousands of miles away. Technology bridges a lot of gaps in business operations. It provides ease of finishing…

80 Years of High-Quality Connector Solutions

ODU will celebrate its 80th company anniversary with its employees on 22nd July 2022. The company maintains a tradition of working hard together – but also celebrating – after all, the employees with their many years of know-how are the most important foundation for continuing the 80-year success story.   The flash of inspiration that started it all In 1936,…

A Better Future Through Technology

Arrow believes that a better future is possible through technology. To help support the minds behind the innovations of tomorrow, Arrow is excited to announce a new Logistics Center in Venlo, the Netherlands. This new facility combines the best in automation, sustainability, and IT infrastructure to meet growing customer demands and positions Arrow for a future of continued success. The…

The Electric Vehicle Revolution

The future is electric. Our vehicles will soon be less reliant on fossil fuels in response to the world’s need to lessen its carbon footprint. Global warming is knocking on our very doors, and this is one response to it. Many countries pledged to help alleviate the carbon load across several industries during COP26, a UN climate summit held in…

The Top 5 Semiconductor Manufacturers Today

Since the invention of the microchip, the semiconductor industry has been growing at a steady pace. Within three and a half decades, the market has reached a whopping value of $550B and is expected to hit $600B by 2022. The world is becoming more and more digital as we speak – the way we live is now being taken over…

ODU exhibiting at ISMRM 2022

ODU Connectors are pleased to be exhibiting at the ISRM Annual Conference & Exhibition at the London ExCeL Centre, 7th – 12th May. This is an important international event for the MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) industry and we are looking forward to meeting-up again in person. Specifically for MRI, ODU has introduced semi-automated soldering for micro-coax, RG178 and RG316 contacts…

Are we headed to the Metaverse?

Ever since Mark Zuckerberg announced changing the Facebook name into “Meta,” the Metaverse evolved into today’s newest buzzword. Technically speaking, though, this term was first coined in 1992 in a book called “Snow Crash” by author Neal Stephenson to describe three-dimensional virtual Since then, the virtual world as we know it hasexpanded and evolved in various ways. The Metaverse isn’t…

Chip 1 Talk: Thought Leadership

1. What has been the impact of the supply chain shortages and other pandemic-related issues on Chip 1’s revenue growth in 2021? Starting off with COVID negative impact, until we adapted to the new challenges that COVID brought (instability in office, office closures, implementation of COVID protocols, general insecurity) +getting acclimated to the work at home Also, soft market in…

The wave of wearables

Technology in the 21st century has evolved over the last 2,000 years. Semiconductors enable our devices to be smaller and more efficient, empowering the advent of the smart device. The most influential smart device of this era would be the smartphone. When Apple released its iPhone in 2007, the mobile phone landscape changed forever. As the mobile “king of the…

A new era of PCB connectivity

Developers and designers are facing new challenges; PCBs and their connectivity technology are becoming smaller and more powerful, whilst industrial applications require customisable solutions. As a leading supplier of PCB connectors, HARTING have created two unique product innovations that will take PCB connectivity into the future. The new HARTING har-modular® PCB connector system gives you over a billion combination possibilities…

Inventory Management Solutions

Year 2020 and the world faces a severe public health emergency due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic. The current crisis has brought out the potential risks and susceptibility of today’s electronic component value chain. What is the scale of the problem today? We estimate that between 5 percent and 20 percent of electronic components end up in the…

Chip market growth will slow in 2022

Demand for integrated circuits and discretes will weaken in 2022 resulting in more stable pricing and slower revenue growth. The global semiconductor market will grow 8.8 per cent to $601 billion in 2022 after rising more than 25 per cent in 2021, according to World Semiconductor Trade Statistics. Despite supply chain challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, worldwide chip sales were…

Digital Transformation 2022

2021 is finally in our rear-view mirror. Though the global semiconductor industry has been coping with the chip shortage that started in late 2020, some executives still see that this will persist throughout 2023, with most issues stemming from lead time delays, pricing and availability. This affects production across various sectors in electronics, ranging from personal devices to cars.  Although…

Forecast and procurement’s 2022 Bucket List

John Denslinger future gazes into 2022 and prepares a Bucket List for procurement professionals to help them handle the wave of demand about to reach shore. From a business perspective, it all starts with a forecast and one key baseline is global GDP. According to its world economic outlook released October 2021, IMF projects global GDP at +4.9 per cent…

North American distribution sales growth will slow in 2022

However, while component demand won’t be as strong as 2021, distributors say high single-digit to double-digit growth is possible. Some distributors reported more than 40 per cent sales growth in North America in 2021 because of surging component demand, higher prices and double-ordering of some parts by buyers fearful that their companies production lines would shut down because of a…

When will the global chip shortage end?

What do cars, laptops, cellphones, and other electronic gadgets have in common? – they all run on chips. Most if not all of the latest electronic gadgets are made of computer chips or semiconductors. These diminutive and rarely talked about pieces made of silicon are the building blocks of the modern world. As the world continues to go digital, processes…

What is the price to pay for Mining Lithium?

Solar electric vehicles and battery-makers are leading companies toward a clean energy revolution. The industry has come closer to solving where to store energy and power cars without fossil fuels. Clean energy could help countries to rely on less carbon-intensive energy. But the production of batteries leaves environmental and human devastation in its wake. Industry leaders are beginning to grapple…

Covid-19 put us here, the market will get us out

Sager Electronics’ senior VP marketing, Faris Aruri, explores the origins of today’s supply chain disruptions and how to plan for 2022 and beyond. The pandemic has been unchartered waters for the entire world and we have learned much about what to expect and how to cope as we approach two-years of disruption to our personal lives and business norms. To…

How to spot counterfeit electronic components

Counterfeits electronic components are Electronic components that are misleading as to the origin or quality relating to the parts. It is possible to counterfeit a certain electronic component and potentially infringe one’s trademark license rights. Counterfeit parts often have inferior specifications and quality. They may be a hazard in a critical system such as an aircraft navigation and life support…

Unsnarling America’s supply lines

In this article, John Denslinger investigates the scope of work required to unsnarl America’s supply lines, covering causal, flow and macro-economic factors. After years of stellar operational performance applying lean manufacturing and efficient JIT techniques, America’s supply lines have broken down. This isn’t to say lean and JIT are the cause, but rather highlight the need to stretch the scope…

Distributors expand warehouse facilities, enhance web capabilities

Electronics distributors are enlarging distribution facilities or building new ones to attract new customers and better serve existing ones. Many electronics distributors are adding warehouse space, investing in automation equipment and enhancing their website capabilities to make it easier for buyers and engineers to find and purchase components. While there are allocations or long lead times for a wide range…

Streamline supply chain administration

Mouser Electronics’ Mark Patrick, explains how the company’s order automation capabilities help buyers manage their supply chain process. Commerce today is increasingly conducted electronically. Connecting business-to-business buyer and supplier enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications can significantly streamline financial, procurement and supply chain processes. ERP systems represent the organisational hub of any modern purchasing company. Connecting trading partners electronically removes the…

ODU Connectors Expands their Product Finder portal with sample offer

The ODU Product Finder portal provides a simple-to-use down-select guide to ODU connectors. Design engineers, quality managers, project managers, procurement staff and all enablers are able to benefit from the ability to get specific technical information including CAD-files, 3-D STP images and to request a quote. Now, a ‘free sample‘ option has been added, so as to speed-up the decision-making…

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 sales growth and NAND revenue will grow 22 per cent to $67.1 billion in 2021 as unit shipments increase 23 per cent, according to researcher IC Insights. In 2020, unit…