Disregard Price Benchmarking at your Own Risk

Not benchmarking your electronic component spend? If so, continuing to disregard this critical diagnostic at your own risk. Quick. Name 1 inherently deflationary commodity. A commodity that, apart from the ebbs and flows due to supply and demand, always gets cheaper. The broad answer is electronics; more specifically – an integrated circuit (IC).  This month marks…

America Semiconductor Releases SCR Series

Announced today by America Semiconductor, LLC, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, is the ASCT625A Series of Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs).  The 25 A, single-phase SCRs are provided in a standard TO-220A package, and feature a high ability to withstand the shock loading of large current. The robust parts additionally provide high dv/dt capabilities…

TTI Stocks Bourns Auto Products in EU

TTI, Inc., the world’s leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components, now stocks new SMD power inductors for automotive applications from Bourns in Europe. Bourns’ SRP1038A, SRP1238A, SRP1245A, SRP1265A and SRP7028A power inductors are manufactured with a carbonyl powder core featuring high saturation current and shielded construction for low magnetic radiation. Available…

Mouser Stocks Maxim MAX11216

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is first to stock the MAX11216 Analog to Digital Converter from Maxim Integrated. The MAX11216 is a single-channel 24‑bit Delta Sigma Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) with a low noise Programmable Gain Amplifier (PGA). At 64 kilo-samples per second (ksps) it is designed…

Managing Risk Along the Global Semiconductor Supply Chain

Most of us have experienced that sense of alarm or disbelief when we see the reporting on the severity of the California drought. How could such a vibrant market find itself in such a predicament and why have the headlines become so grim, so quickly? Unfortunately, California is not alone in addressing the challenges of…