EU Adopts Conflict Mineral Regulations

The EU this week voted to adopt regulations pertaining to the sourcing of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TG) from conflicted regions of the world. The regulations, which require supply chain due diligence self-certification of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating in conflict-affected and high-risk areas, are mandatory for smelters and importers of raw materials and…

Report: Anti-Counterfeit Efforts Don’t Thwart Cyber-Threats

The defense industry’s concerns regarding microelectronics is expanding beyond counterfeit components and into the realm of cybersecurity, according to a report issued this month by the Defense Science Board Task Force. Thanks in part to the defense department’s reliance on commercial electronics components, the task force found defense equipment can be susceptible to cyber attacks…

Sager Stocking EAO’s IP69K Series 14 Indicator Compact

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, is now stocking EAO’s IP69K Series 14 Indicator Compact. This new addition to the Series 14 line of products features high-intensity, homogenous LED illumination with 180° all-around visibility in a compact, space-saving design. The Series 14 Indicator Compact is ideal for harsh,…

TTI’s Gallagher on Distribution: ‘You have to Adapt’

Over the past few months the complexion of the electronics distribution industry has radically changed. Qualcomm’s acquisition of NXP has marked the largest supplier merger to date; and distributor Avnet Inc. sold off its systems business and acquired catalog competitor Premier Farnell. Although those two events don’t directly impact leading IP&E distributor TTI, Inc., this…

Mouser Stocks NXP i.MX 6ULL Processors

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking i.MX 6ULL applications processors from NXP Semiconductors. The i.MX 6ULL processors deliver up to 30 percent more power efficiency than the family’s nearest competitors and are specifically designed for value-conscious engineers and…

Sager Expands CoolSplice Connector Offering

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, is now stocking TE Connector’s Large Wire CoolSplice Connectors. This expanded offering to the CoolSplice portfolio is suitable for larger wire sizes. CoolSplice connectors allow for push button termination using a common pair of pliers. Both wires are terminated independently for ease of…

AmazonBusiness Adds Price, Volume & API Features

AmazonBusiness did not set out to disrupt the electronics supply chain. But that’s exactly what it did. The most visible indicator of this disruption was highlighted last week at the ERA Executive Conference in Austin, TX, where AmazonBusiness was a featured speaker. An electronic component manufacturer found its devices were selling on AmazonBusiness for below…

Digi-Key Adds DFRobot Dev Products

DFRobot’s extensive offering of easy-to-use development and prototyping products and accessories are available for immediate shipment through Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, as part of a new distribution agreement. DFRobot’s product portfolio includes sensor boards, MCU boards, single board computers, and 3D printers. “We believe this new partnership with Digi-Key will provide the…