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…