AS6496 Anti-Counterfeit Standard is Taking Root

Authorized distributors have had more than a year now to come to terms with the SAE Aerospace 6496 standard for dealing with fraudulent and counterfeit electronic components, and there appears to be growing acceptance and support for the standard, at least among U.S. companies. “Pretty much all the major North American authorized distributors have signed…

Semiconductor Sales Fall Slightly in August

Washington — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $27.7 billion for the month of August 2015, a decrease of 0.5 percent from the previous month when sales were $27.9 billion. Global sales from August 2015 were 3.0 percent lower than the August 2014 total of$28.6 billion. Regionally, sales…

Parts Search Platform Goes Live

Pasadena, Calif. — Parts.io enables hardware engineers to search and compare 135M+ electronic components by category, price, availability and popularity across a global network of distributors and manufacturers. The platform offers a visual representation of complex data, enabling engineers to make the best component selection for their projects and allows users to order directly from…