Paranoia in the Supply Chain

The electronics industry manufacturing supply chain is a technology marvel. As you read this, millions of electronic devices of varying functionalities, end-markets, shapes and sizes are being assembled, packaged and shipped to enterprise customers and consumers worldwide. The process is almost flawless. Most of these equipment will work perfectly well. A few devices don’t work…

Smith Opens New Houston Hub

 Smith & Associates, the largest independent distributor of electronic components, today announces the opening of its newest hub housing warehouse and operational facilities and a state-of-the-art quality testing laboratory. The new, 57,199-square-foot hub extends the capabilities and services that Smith offers global clients and allows room for growth. The facility is ISO 17025-accredited and incorporates…

Electronica Highlights Global Supply Chain and Demand for Agility

Electronica celebrated its 50th anniversary this year in Munich, Germany and the attendance hit a record-breaking 73,000+ attendees from over 80 countries. This year especially, Electronica  had an even more pronounced global feeling and with that came the repeated requests and recognition that manufacturers need flexible services along the supply chain. Globalization and diversification of…

ON Semi & ICs LLC To Work on Rad-Hard ASICs

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), driving energy efficiency innovations, has entered into a licensing/development agreement with ICs LLC in order to bring application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to market which are resilient to radiation effects.  Radiation hardened by design (RHBD) ASICs created through this agreement will be based upon ON Semiconductor’s ONC110 110 nanometer (nm) process…

Combo Sensors Set For Surge

Sensors are a key component in driving the Internet of Things (IoT), which in turn will drive phenomenal growth in the electronics components market for the foreseeable future. Sensor technology continues to evolve, and sensors that measure more than one input—heat, light, liquid, motion etc.– on a single device are poised to soon overtake discrete…