Element14 Adds Harwin’s Gecko

Element14 has added to its portfolio of 210,000 connectors the award-winning Gecko G125 connector family from Harwin, one of the world’s leading manufacturer of high-reliability interconnect solutions and PCB hardware products. Added to the Harwin portfolio of over 1500 products at element14, the Gecko G125 series is a 1.25 mm pitch, high-reliability, high performance connector…

Important Regulatory Developments from the EU and California

I have been helping an increasing number of clients track and understand their options regarding the expiration of all RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) Annex III exemptions for products in all RoHS categories—except 8 and 9—as of July 21, 2016 (see Article 5, paragraph 2). A few European Union-based industry associations are managing working groups (some of…

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…