TTI Delivers Faster Amphenol Fiber Optic Assemblies

Addressing the need for quicker deliveries of fiber-optic connector assemblies, Amphenol Aerospace, a division of Amphenol Corp., recently named TTI, Inc. as its exclusive value-added assembler for its ARINC 801, MT, and CF38999 tight tolerance fiber-optic MIL-DTL-38999 Series III circular plug and receptacle connectors. These products are primarily used in commercial aerospace and military sectors across a…

IPC: PCB Book-to-Bill Hits 5-Year High

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the August findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-over-year sales and order growth continued in August and the book-to-bill ratio climbed to 1.13, its highest level in more than five years. Total North American PCB shipments increased 1.5 percent in August 2015…

Avago ACFL-5211T in Stock at Mouser

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is the first global distributor to stock the ACFL-5211T digital optocouplers from Avago Technologies. The ACFL-5211T digital optocouplers are dual-channel, bidirectional, high-speed 1MBaud devices designed for automotive applications with AEC-Q100 Grade 1 qualification. The Avago ACFL-5211T digital optocouplers, now available from Mouser Electronics, have two channels internally aligned 180 degrees of each…

Quality & Traceability: Critical to Procurement

This month, Verical.Connect and EPS have taken a very close and important look at the cornerstones of quality and anti-counterfeiting strategies in the semiconductor and electronics supply chain. Sourcing and procurement have grown, expanded, and decidedly matured in terms of business operations/processes as well as the role that these departments play in the corporation. Quality…

Battelle Builds a ‘Barrier’ Against Counterfeit Chips

Tom Sharpe clearly recalls the first batch of “clone” semiconductors that turned up under the microscopes at his company’s Sandy Hook, Conn., test facility three years ago. SMT Corp., where he is vice president, specializes in detecting counterfeit chips, and most of those it had detected before then had been poor-quality, previously used chips that…

Sager Ramps Up For a Power-Hungry Market

After 128 years in business, Sager Electronics can still mark some “firsts” in its history. Sager Power Systems, a specialized group within Sager Electronics, is one of those. For the first time, in 2014 and 2015, Sager acquired two companies in less than a year. The specialty distributor has, of course, acquired other companies: in…

Global PCB Production Reaches $60.2B in 2014

Bannockburn, Ill. — The world market for printed circuit boards (PCBs) reached an estimated $60.2 billion in value in 2014, growing just 0.7 percent in real terms, according to IPC’s World PCB Production Report for the Year 2014. Production growth in China, Thailand and Vietnam compensated for declining PCB production in most other regions. Developed by a team…

RFMW Stocks Peregrine PE42822

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for Peregrine Semiconductor’s PE42822 high power SPDT RF switch operating from 700MHz to 3.8GHz utilizing UltraCMOS  SOI technology. The PE42822 supports 40W single-event peak power handling in a 3x3mm QFN package saving valuable board space over bulky and more costly PIN diode approaches.  With 65dBm of IIP3 linearity and 120dBm IIP2, the PE42822 is ideal…

Mouser Signs Distribution Deal with Micronas

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced it has signed a global distribution agreement with Micronas, a supplier of intelligent, sensor-based system solutions for automotive and industrial applications. The Micronas product line, now available from Mouser Electronics, includes a broad range of Hall-effect sensors based on Micronas’ CMOS technology. The HAL 37xy family of programmable Hall-effect sensors, based on Micronas’ advanced 3D HAL® topology, provides system solutions…

TTI Inks Deal with Artesyn

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, has signed a distribution deal with Artesyn Embedded Technologies, one of the world’s largest and most successful power supply companies, which also embraces the well-known Astec brand. Artesyn’s extensive standard AC-DC product portfolio covers a power range of 3 watts to 5 kilowatts and includes…