Essential Design Tips for Purchasing Pros

One of the most effective means of communication is by means of an illustration. If that illustration contains dimensional data and design characteristics that predict what a future product may look like, then the illustration can be referred to as a concept drawing. A concept drawing does not contain critical parametric or component values because…

Update 2: Plant Fire at SK Hynix May Impact Supply, Pricing

In an email statement on Sept. 12, Hynix reiterates that the line not effected by the fire at the Wuxi fab resumed operations on Sept. 7. The memory maker also noted that the line impacted by the fire is still undergoing a safety inspection with plans to “complete inspections and full restoration of the air ventilation system and facilities in order to resume production in October.” Hynix further noted that it “will make every effort to ramp up operations in stages in order to fully recover normalized production level in November.

Stable Lead Times Ahead for Magnetic Components

Buyers who are purchasing magnetic components can expect stable lead times and pricing throughout the remainder of the year. At least that is the consensus of inductor and transformer suppliers that I’ve chatted with over the past few weeks. Although a few inductor suppliers noted rising demand over the past quarter, which has resulted in…

Kemet Inks Pact With Waldom Electronics

Kemet Corp., a leading global supplier of electronic components, has announced a new trading partnership with Waldom Electronics. Waldom, which sells brand-name components to distributors and never to end customers, will market Kemet’s wide range of industry-leading tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, and paper capacitors to its network of over 2500 Americas-based distributor customers. Waldom offers supply chain…

National Instruments Lauds TTI

TTI, Inc., known as a leading distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, has received three distinguished awards from National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI). These awards were given for On-Time Delivery, Quality, and Best in Class Supplier. Debbie Ragan, global commodity manager at National Instruments, and her team recently presented these awards to the TTI…

Supplier Profile: NKK Expands its Reach to Customers

NKK Switches, a maker of highly engineered switch products, wants to make its products available to as many customers as possible.  The Japan-based component maker, which already sells about 75 percent of its volume through the channel, is increasing that level to reach more product development teams, consolidate market information and ensure the right NKK…

Nokia’s Elop Must Not Become Microsoft CEO

Can Stephen Elop still forcefully defend himself against accusations he was a “Trojan Horse” moved by Microsoft Corp. inside Nokia Corp. to deliver the Finnish mobile equipment manufacturer to Redmond, Wash.? I am not a conspiracy theorist but I didn’t accept the Nokia CEO’s defense the first time he offered them in February, 2011 and…

Richardson RFPD has Peregrine Switches

Richardson RFPD, Inc.  announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for two new HaRP™ technology-enabled UltraCMOS® SP5T switches from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (Peregrine). The devices are manufactured on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS process, a patented variation of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology on a sapphire substrate, offering the performance of GaAs with the economy and integration of conventional…