Component Trends: Some Memory Allocation

Memory components continue to be the most volatile segment in the supply chain in October, according to Avnet’s most recent Market & Technology Trends report. Similar to prior months, both memory prices and lead times continue to increase. Across the market, overall memory availability is running 6 weeks to allocation, according to Avnet. DDR-3 SDRAM…

Apple-GT Row Highlights OEM Sourcing Dilemma

It’s the sort of public row few suppliers would ever engage in with a major customer of Apple Inc.’s size and influence within the electronics supply chain. With bankruptcy looming, though, GT Advanced Technologies Inc. seemed to no longer care how angry Apple Inc. executives might get if details of the two companies’ component sourcing…

API Technologies Launches Online Design Tool

Orlando, Fla. – API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY), a leading provider of high performance RF/Microwave, power and security solutions for high-reliability applications, today announced the launch of a new product configuration tool that helps engineers modify standard API Technologies’ RF/Microwave products to meet their unique design parameters. The web accessible and mobile-friendly tool is available at http://micro.apitech.com/configure. Initially offering…

Ametherm, Rhopoint Sign Distribution Deal

Carson City, Nev. – Ametherm today announced a distribution agreement with Rhopoint Components Ltd., a leading U.K.-based distributor of precision electronic components and sensor products. Under the terms of the agreement, Rhopoint Components is now carrying and providing technical support for Ametherm’s entire lineup of inrush current limiters and NTC thermistors throughout Europe. Since 1975,…

Essentials of the Green Supply Chain

Growing public concern for the environment is driving companies to pay more attention to their ‘green’ footprint – not just in the products they manufacture, but also in the supply chain that carries them. What first started as an image improvement effort has evolved into a business imperative and, in the most advanced companies, a…

Mouser Stocks Amphenol Aero Connectors

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking Oval Contact System (OCS) Connectors from Amphenol Aerospace. Designed for high-speed data transmission, these rugged, high density connectors deliver data rates of up to 10 Gbps per pair while withstanding a minimum of 500 mating cycles. Part of Amphenol’s newest offering of its environmentally-compliant MIL-DTL-38999 interconnect products, these OCS…

Element14 Expands Molex Portfolio

Element14 has expanded its connector range to include the high current density Mega-Fit Power Connectors, from Molex, one of the world’s leader in complete interconnect solutions for  telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, aerospace and defense, medical, and lighting. The Molex Mega-Fit Power Connector delivers cutting-edge current density at 23.0 amps per circuit on a 5.7-millimeter…