Getting to a Sustainable Future

Earth Day 2015 offers us a time to reflect upon the thin biosphere surrounding the planet, that most important niche that we depend upon for our existence. At Smith, we realize the significance of the challenges that we face, and through our actions, we support many efforts to create a sustainable future, including renewable energy,…

Element14 Expands PCB Connector Portfolio

 Element14 has expanded its portfolio of PCB connectors from leading global suppliers TE Connectivity, Molex, FCI, Harwin, Hirose, JST, Phoenix Contact and Samtec. These have been added to its comprehensive range of over 210,000 connectors; comprising crimp and solder terminals, D sub connectors, rectangular power connectors, terminal blocks and circular connectors which include military specifications…

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…

Power Module Demand Grows

Lyon, France – The power packaging market is growing, pulled by the interconnection and substrate segments, respectively +14% and +13% between 2014 and 2020. And global growth for raw material is expected to reach +12% between 2014 and 2020, with a global market of $1.7B for 2020… After Status of the Power Electronics report (March 2015), Yole Développement…