Top 10 Stories of 2013

As the year winds down, it’s inevitable that we reflect on the past year. Here is Electronics Purchasing Strategies’ top 10 most read, most clicked stories for the year. Several of our most popular stories look at some of the biggest issues in the supply chain, including counterfeiting, offshoring, and chip resale. Other most read…

Molex Lauds TTI

 Molex Incorporated recently presented TTI, Inc. with its 2013 Global Distributor of the Year Award.  Presented annually, the award recognizes outstanding partners demonstrating growth in global sales coupled with customer service, operational and management excellence. “An exceptional channel partner, TTI sales consistently outpace those of peer distributors,” states Graham Brock, executive vice president and president…

Molex Awards Mouser

Molex Incorporated has bestowed its 2013 Global e-Catalog Distributor of the Year Award on Mouser Electronics, Inc.  The annual award recognizes a Molex distributor for outstanding financial growth in Internet-based e-catalog sales and customer procurement across global markets.  “E-commerce drives a significant percentage of business acquisition.  Web sales rank among the fastest growing distributor channels. …

Heilind Stocking 3M

Heilind Electronics, the largest distributor of interconnect products in North America, is now stocking the 3M brand Active Optical QSFP+ Pluggable Transceiver, new from the 3M Electronic Solutions Division. The InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA)-certified Active Optical QSFP+ Pluggable Transceiver terminates MPO/MTP fiber patch cords or jumper cables to connect switches, servers, storage and routers in…

Top 10 Products of 2013

The top 10 most read new product introductions in 2013 ranged from sensors and ferrite beads to op amps and 32-bit microcontrollers. Four of the top ten devices were IP&E components from three suppliers: Bourns, Murata, and Molex. The top semiconductor products were introduced by Linear Technology, Texas Instruments (TI), Microchip Technology, and Microsemi. Most…

Richardson RFPD Supports Microsemi

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces availability and full design support capabilities for three new 650V non-punch-through (NPT) insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) from Microsemi Corporation (Microsemi). The new devices are the latest addition to Microsemi’s family of 45A to 95A IGBTs. These ultra-fast 650V NPT IGBTs represent the newest generation of Microsmi IGBTs optimized for outstanding…

eMemory, SMIC Expand Pact

eMemory, the global leader in embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China’s largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, today announced that they plan to expand the deployment of their current collaboration on SMIC’s eNVM platform development. The platform covers both One Time Programmable (OTP) and Multiple Times…

Avnet Acquires Remainder of MSC

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announced today that it has acquired the remaining interest in MSC Investoren GmbH (“MSC Group”). This completes a two part transaction in which the majority interest was acquired on October 1, 2013. MSC is a recognized value-add distributor focused on electronic component distribution, embedded computing technology, and display solutions as well…

EPS’ December Hot Products

This month’s top product picks are all related to efficiency. These products, ranging from MOSFETs to transceivers, deliver energy, power or system efficiency, and in some cases, significant power savings across several industries. In addition, many of these devices are housed in small packages to save board space. Let’s start with Vishay’s Si8851EDB TrenchFET p-channel Gen…