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…

Flex Opens Medical Mfg Facility in Mexico

Tijuana, Mexico, — Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX), the sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world, is today celebrating the grand opening of its new medical device manufacturing facility and Center of Excellence in Tijuana, Mexico, dedicated to the innovative development and manufacturing of medical devices. Located ten minutes from San Diego, California,…

Strong Demand for Head-up Displays

Albany, N.Y. — According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research Head-up Display Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2015 – 2022″, the global head-up displays (HUDs) market, is forecast to reach US$ 7.05 bn by 2022. A HUD is a device used to project driving-related information such as vehicle speed, fuel reading,…

Ametherm Offers Custom NTC Thermistor Probe Assemblies

Carson City, Nev. —Ametherm now offers complete customization of its NTC thermistor probe assemblies to meet a customer’s specific application needs. Assemblies can be designed and built in as little as two weeks, the company said. The devices can be built to customer-specified resistance values, tolerances, beta values, insulation resistance, and dielectric voltage breakdown. “We can…