Update: Prepare for Tight Supply of Mil-Spec Connectors

Update includes statements from ITT’s Interconnect Solutions business and Amphenol. Buyers of mil-spec connectors could face short supply of certain mil-spec products due to recent stop shipment orders issued by Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime. This could also translate into millions of dollars of connector inventory sitting on distributor shelves that can’t be…

Richardson Electronics Adds Ioxus iMOD X-Series Modules

LaFox, Ill. – Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) announced today the availability of the complete family of iMOD X-Series™ modules for ultracapacitor applications from Ioxus. The iMOD X-Series modules have a wide voltage range, can deliver and absorb a high current, operate from -40⁰C to +85⁰C and have a long life cycle. They are designed to hold multiple,…

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes MEMSIC for Innovation

Mountain View, California. — Based on recent analysis of key companies involved in the AMR sensors market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes MEMSIC, Inc as the recipient of the 2016 North American Technology Innovation award. By investing in innovative and effective processes, design, and manufacturing capabilities, MEMSIC has positioned AMR sensor technology to take market share away from Hall sensors, which have performance challenges…

Role of Power ICs and Passives in Power Conversion

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is teaming up with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to announce its next Innovation Spotlight interview as part of the Portable Power Series in the Empowering Innovation Together™ program. In this new interview, Grant speaks with Jon Nelson, President and CEO, TDK Americas, to learn more about energy management and storage. Nelson explains how TDK Americas and EPCOS, a TDK…

New Materials Transform Capacitor into High Energy Storage Device

Menlo Park, Calif. – Capacitor Sciences has developed patent-pending materials to create nano-structured crystalline thin films. When used as the dielectric material in a capacitor, these materials create high performance capacitive energy storage cells that are capable of producing 10X the energy density and 100X the power density of lithium ion batteries, at a significantly…

Procurement Execs Tighten Their Belts

U.S. manufacturing has been on a bumpy ride for the last five months: The Institute for Supply Management (ISM)  has reported industry contraction since October 2015. The pace of contraction slowed a bit in February and is inching closer to a level of 50.0, the demarcation line between growth and contraction on the ISM index.…

IMP: Turning Inventory Liability into Higher Value Asset

Excess inventory is a blight on the electronics industry, a seemingly unending and expensive drain on resources at manufacturers and component suppliers. Nearly two decades after one of the most savage downturns in the history of the industry, though, a supply chain management services provider says it has figured out a better way for reducing…