Keystone Recognizes Sager Electronics

Sager Electronics, www.sager.com, a leading North American distributor of IP&E electronic components, today announced they were the recipient of Keystone Electronics’ platinum level sales award.  Keystone Electronics announced the award at the 2014 Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) held May 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. “We applaud the Sager Electronics team for achieving our sales benchmarks…

Counterfeit Components: Are Warnings Enough?

In spite of the electronics industry’s ongoing efforts, there may be no “best way” to fight counterfeit components. One of the hurdles in this effort is the issue of anonymity as it pertains to reporting the inadvertent acquisition a counterfeit. There mere admission that a counterfeit got through a company’s firewall casts doubt on that…

Chip Companies Reach Accords

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that global semiconductor industry leaders reached an agreement at the 18th annual meeting of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) last week on a series of policy proposals to strengthen the industry through international cooperation. The WSC is a worldwide body…

Lytica Unveils New Components Pricing Benchmark Report

Growing Ottawa based Supply Chain Analytics & Services company – Lytica Inc., announced Monday, the release of their new free BENCHMARK REPORT designed for companies that use electronic components within their products. “By uploading their costed BOM (Bill of Material) and AVL (approved vendor list) into Lytica’s secure website, a customer will receive a free…

EDS Showcases IP&E Components

The Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) held earlier this month not only highlights the tight partnerships between electronic component manufacturers and distributors, it also gives component suppliers the chance to showcase some of their newest product introductions. This year many of the new products fell into the category of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components from…

VCC Develops Relampable Neon Indicators For Harsh Apps

Poway, Calif. — Visual Communications Company, LLC (VCC) has developed a relampable neon front panel indicator light that is designed for harsh environments. The 513x-038 Series of midget flange base relampable indicators meet MIL-L-3661 specifications and is available rated to NEMA 4 protection. The 513x-038 Series indicators can accept any T-1 3/4 midget flange base…

HARTING Interconnects Offer Wire-to-Board Flexibility

Elgin, Ill. – HARTING has unveiled the har-flexicon series of discrete wire-to-board connectors and terminal blocks that are said to deliver greater printed-circuit-board (PCB) performance and density with robust connectivity. These miniature har-flexicon SMT (surface-mount termination) components for pluggable single conductor wiring of I/O signals are available in two main pitch categories ‒ traditional 3.5- to 5.08-mm…