Samsung Smartphone Recall Nightmare: A Personal Story, Part 2

Samsung Electronic Inc.’s fix for its Galaxy Note 7 battery problem came too late for many folks. Too late, for those hurt by the phone’s exploding battery. Too late for those who chose competing handsets as replacement once news began spreading about the defective battery. It also came too late for many loyalists disappointed by…

Flip Chips and Solder Bump Technology Gaining Popularity

In modern times, the flip chip market has seen a lot of new advancements and innovations. Flip chips are used in a wide array of industries such as electronics, automotive & transport, IT & telecommunication, and healthcare. The electronic industry has witnessed a surge in the demand for flip chips as smartphones and tablets are…

Sager Electronics Boosts Modular Power Supply Offering

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, and its specialized group, Sager Power Systems, bolsters its solution offering as an authorized distributor and certified value-added reseller for top modular power supply manufacturers. “Sager’s modular power supply capabilities offer a wide range of platforms from 200-4,900 watts and an endless…

Silicon Labs Acquires Micrium

Austin, Tex. – Silicon Labs<http://www.silabs.com> (NASDAQ: SLAB) today announced the acquisition of Micrium<http://www.micrium.com>, a leading supplier of real-time operating system (RTOS) software for the Internet of Things (IoT). This strategic acquisition helps simplify IoT design for all developers by combining a leading, commercial-grade embedded RTOS with Silicon Labs’ IoT expertise and solutions. Micrium’s RTOS and…

A Year in Distribution: America II Looks Back and Ahead

In terms of the general global economy in 2016 it’s hard to identify many coherent overall trends. The broad economic picture has felt fairly flat as reported by most industry associations, with neither astronomic growth nor considerable decline. While there have been minor ups and downs, concerns around major slowdowns in the US, Asia and…