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…

Mouser Stocks TI SimpleLink SensorTag IoT Dev Kit

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the SimpleLink™ multi-standard SensorTag development kit (CC2650STK) from Texas Instruments (TI). Enabling quick and easy integration of sensor data with wireless cloud connectivity, the SensorTag helps jump-start development for Internet of Things (IoT) applications by offering flexible development with multiple wireless connectivity options, including Bluetooth® low energy (BLE or…

Arrow Awards AVX

Fountain Inn, S.C.  – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has received a silver-level 2014 Perfect Order Index (POI) Award in the Passive Electromechanical Components Supplier category from Arrow Electronics, a global provider of products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions.…