counterfeit ICs

DNA Marking Roils Anti-Counterfeit Camp

No matter what the supply chain has done to thwart counterfeit components, bogus parts continue to creep into the channel. The latest effort to stop counterfeiting – by marking components with a unique identifier made out of plant DNA – is not being embraced by all members of the supply chain, including some of its…

IPC: PCB Bookings Below Parity

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the September findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and order growth remained slow in September and the book-to-bill ratio slipped below parity to 0.98.  Sluggish Growth Persists Total North American PCB shipments decreased 0.7 percent in September 2013 from September 2012 …

Mouser Honored by ECIA

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading global distributor of authorized semiconductors and electronic components, has received the top Electronics Choice Industry Award for Community Activism – Social or Educational Cause, from the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) at the ECIA’s annual executive conference Oct. 27-29 in Chicago.  The ECIA, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to supporting…

STMicro Wins MitraStar STB Deal

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced that MitraStar Technology, the world leader in the networking DMS (Design and Manufacturing Service) industry, has selected ST’s STiH273 system-on-chip to produce set-top boxes (STBs) for Kbro Broadband, one of Taiwan’s largest cable television operators. ST’s highly-integrated, secure…

WPG to Distribute Micron ICs in the Americas

Micron, a designer and manufacturer of the world’s most advanced memory and semiconductor technologies and WPG Americas Inc. (WPGA), a subsidiary of WPG Holdings, Asia’s number one electronics distributor, announced today that WPGA will handle sales, support and logistics services for Micron’s complete line of memory and advanced products in North and South America, effective…