Alpha Wire Facility Earns ISO 13485 Certification

Elizabeth, N.J. – Alpha Wire has received ISO 13485:2003 certification for its Carson, California, manufacturing facility.  The certification encompasses the production, assembly, and quality control processes of wire and cable.  ISO 13485 is the leading quality management standard for manufacturers of medical devices. “Achieving this important ISO certification underscores Alpha Wire’s commitment to providing the…

Temperature & Image Sensors ‘Hot’ Through 2020

Temperature sensors, in a word, will remain “hot” in North America and Europe.  Thanks to demand from both the industrial and consumer market segments, sales of temperature sensors are expected to grow at a decent clip in those regions through 2020. In Europe, the market is expected to increase to $1.36 billion by 2018, with…

Corporate Disquiet Grows on Worsening Geopolitical Problems

More than three-quarters of global corporate executives say they believe geopolitical disputes are growing, constitute the biggest threat facing the worldwide economy and have the potential for derailing enterprise plans across multiple markets over the next six months. The geopolitical issues, including religious conflicts, political disputes and fiscal problems, are seen intensifying in all economic…

May PCB Bookings Hold Steady

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the May findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales were down slightly but orders were up. The book-to-bill ratio held steady at 1.02. Total North American PCB shipments decreased 4.2 percent in May 2015 from May 2014, and year-to-date shipment growth declined…

Mouser Signs Global Pact With DAVE Embedded

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced it has entered into a global distribution agreement and partnership with DAVE Embedded Systems — an industry-recognized supplier focused on the design, manufacturing and sales of miniaturized Systems on Modules (SOMs) and other hardware and software embedded solutions for Linux, Windows and Android platforms. Mouser Electronics is currently stocking DAVE…

Man Admits Smuggling Components to Russia

Component manufacturers and their distributors go to great lengths to comply with U.S. laws that restrict the sale of certain high-tech goods to nations that are considered unfriendly to the United States. These laws, in part, are designed to protect U.S. intellectual property and to keep weapons- and intelligence-based technologies out of the hands of…

How Procurement Can Better Evaluate Risk vs. Opportunity

The semiconductor and electronics supply chain, like many other industries, is experiencing a renewed round of diversification strategies. There are a myriad of reasons and market opportunities driving the strategic shifts, but the bottom line remains a unified goal of increased business (volume and revenue) at improved costs with ever more finely managed risks. Among…

Mouser Stocking Coilcraft’s MLC75xx Series

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking Coilcraft’s MLC75xx series shielded power inductors. These inductors feature soft saturation characteristics, making them ideal for voltage regulator module (VRM) and voltage regulator down (VRD) designs and other applications with occasional over-current requirements. With an exceptionally low DC resistance of only 1.2 mOhms, these highly efficient inductors also have an…

TTI Carrying Molex Ditto

Now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components are Molex’s Ditto Wire-to-Wire interconnects and pre assembled harnesses. By halving the tooling and operational costs of plug-and-receptacle power systems, the components increase cost-savings and operational efficiency of low-amperage consumer and lighting applications. Answering consumer and…