Heilind Adds Molex USB Type-C Connectors

Wilmington, Mass. – Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components, has added USB Type-C shielded I/O connectors and cable assemblies to its extensive selection of Molex products. The more compact design of the Type-C connector offers greater PCB savings, while allowing high-frequency mating in data, consumer, automotive, and industrial I/O applications. Molex USB Type-C connectors…

element14 Launches Pi IoT Design Challenge

Chicago, Ill. – element14, the world’s largest electronic design community, launches today its 2016 Pi IoT Smarter Spaces Design Challenge featuring the new Bluetooth and wireless enabled Raspberry Pi 3 microcomputer. The Pi IoT Smarter Spaces competition is challenging members to invent IoT-powered solutions that allow users to control the multiple Internet-enabled devices in any environment – be it their…

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Risk-Management Reminders from Japan

I recently had a conversation with Wade McDaniel, vice president of supply chain solutions for Avnet Velocity. The discussion was centered on the many layers of risk management, and a few things stood out from a presentation McDaniel provided. It was a map of earthquake-prone areas of the world. The image stands out in my…