Richardson RFPD Adds Qorvo QPA1000 GaN Amplifier

Geneva, Ill. – Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a new 2.8–3.2 GHz 50 Watt QPA1000 GaN Amplifier from Qorvo. The QPA1000 is a high-power, S-band amplifier fabricated on Qorvo’s QGaN25 0.25um GaN on SiC production process. Covering 2.8-3.2 GHz, the QPA1000 provides greater than +47 dBm of saturated output power…

Mouser Stocks NXP NTAG I2C Plus NFC Tags

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the NT3H2x11 NTAG I2C plus family of connected near-field communication (NFC) tags from NXP® Semiconductors. The NTAG I2C plus family is the latest development of NXP NFC tags, combining a passive NFC interface and a contact I2C interfaces together with a non-volatile memory. Designed to enable NFC in home-automation…

APEM Awards Master Electronics

Santa Monica, Calif. – Master Electronics, a leading global distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, receives APEM’s prestigious “Distributor of the Year” Award. Tony Solis, Director of Sales for APEM, Inc. stated, “APEM, Inc. presented Master Electronics with the 2015 Distributor of the Year award at EDS 2016. The annual award recognizes one of…

RS Components Adds Motion Control Products

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (ECM.L), the global distributor for engineers, has announced a range of products and solutions to help companies involved in motion control applications equip and maintain systems, such as conveyors, used in diverse industries including automotive, packaging, manufacturing and production or in the chemical or food and…

Sanmina Gains Lumentum ‘Excellence’ Award

Sanmina Corporation, (SANM) a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company making some of the world’s most complex optical, electronic and mechanical products today announced Lumentum, a market leader in innovative optical and photonic products, recently recognized Sanmina’s outstanding performance with Lumentum’s Excellence in Value Innovation award. This award acknowledges Sanmina’s performance in a number of areas…

Robots in the Supply Chain is Old News; Get Ready for Artificial Intelligence

Robots are the natural next step in the evolution of the electronics manufacturing supply chain. This shouldn’t surprise anyone but it seems some economists and researchers were shocked at the recent news that Foxconn had automated some of its plants, replacing workers with robots. This resulted in the elimination of as many as 60,000 factory…