XP Power Acquires Comdel

XP Power, a world-leading developer and manufacturer of critical power solutions for the electronics industry, announces that it has acquired the business and assets of Comdel Inc., a Massachusetts, US-based designer and manufacturer of radio frequency (RF) power supplies. The $23 million deal expands XP Power’s product offering into RF power, complementing its extensive range…

Component Shortages to Last ‘Longer Than Expected’

There’s no short-term relief ahead for electronics manufacturers that are scrambling for components. Tight supplies of capacitors and resistors are expected to last into mid-2018—longer than industry experts expected. The dreaded words “allocation” and “double-ordering” are coming up more frequently, meaning OEMs and EMS providers are facing long-term sourcing challenges. Thick- and thin-film chip resistor…