RS Components Adds TI’s ARM ICs

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced the addition of Texas Instruments’ Sitara™ range of ARM™ Cortex™-A8 based devices to its extensive portfolio of leading-edge microcontrollers. Bridging the gap between high-end MCUs and mid-range ARM-processor-based devices, the TI range…

Aavid Delivers Quick-Turn Thermal Management Assemblies

Laconia, N.H. − In a move to meet growing customer demand for complete thermal management solutions, Aavid Thermalloy has formed a Quick-Turn & Prototype Business Unit at its Laconia headquarters facility. The business unit will serve customers worldwide. The vertically-integrated company offers a large inventory of extrusion profiles, heat pipes, liquid cooling components, fans, and…

Custom MMIC Adds Cascade-Analysis Tool

Custom MMIC (www.CustomMMIC.com), a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), is introducing a new online, easy-to-use, cascade analysis calculator that lets you choose between input or output specifications for each component in your system. Designed to analyze up to ten stages, this new calculator offers a simple yet powerful way to analyze multi-component…

Surplus Parts Firms Sometime Make Sense

In my last article, I discussed electronics surplus houses and their role in the electronics supply chain. This article reviews one specific surplus electronics supply company and how the day-to-day operations take place. (See: Resolving Emergency Components Shortages). HSC, also called Halted Specialties Co., is located in the heart of Silicon Valley where big distributor…

Jabil Posts ‘Record’ FY 2013 Sales

Today Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL), announced preliminary, unaudited financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year, ended August 31, 2013. “Delivering record revenues, generating more than a billion dollars of cash flow from operations, and achieving a core return on invested capital of 21 percent are clear highlights of our fiscal year,”…

China Suspends Cyanide-Gold Plating Ban

On September 23, 2013, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China issued a circular postponing the implementation of the regulation that would have eliminated cyanide-gold plating at the end of 2014. The proposed requirement for the elimination of auric potassium cyanide gold electroplating and potassium aurocyanide gold plating processes was originally issued in…