Global Semiconductor Sales Rebound in July

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $27.1 billion for the month of July 2016, an increase of 2.6 percent compared to the previous month’s total of $26.4 billion. July marked the global market’s largest month-to-month sales increase since September 2013, though sales were down 2.8…

Excelsys Enhances Online Power Supply Configurator

Excelsys Technologies, market leader in modular user-configurable power supplies and platforms, has enhanced its online Power Supply Configurator to align with the newly introduced CoolX Series of 600W convection-cooled power supplies. It has also added options for searching for new capabilities, features and functions offered by their very successful Xgen, UltiMod and Xsolo product lines. The enhanced…

Sanmina: How an EMS Tackles Conflict Minerals Compliance

Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers in many regards resemble OEMs – they design, assemble, ship and even support end products. But the distinctions between the businesses are extremely important, particularly when it comes to matters of compliance. The conflict minerals provision of the Dodd-Frank Act, for example, requires manufacturers to disclose the use of tin,…