MCU Sales to Reach Record Highs Through 2022

The market for microcontrollers (MCUs) —the IC industry’s original system-on-chip (SoC) product category—is expected to continue hitting record-high annual revenues through 2022 after worldwide sales dropped 6 percent in 2016 because of a slowdown in MCU unit shipments. After drawing down MCU inventories in 2016, systems manufacturers stepped up purchases of microcontrollers in 2017 with unit…

IP&E Users Get Creative as Component Shortages Linger

Editor’s note: The most ubiquitous components in any electronics design – interconnects, passives and electromechanical (IP&E) devices – are in the midst of an unprecedented supply shortage. What distinguishes this scarcity from others is the broad base of markets that are desperate for IP&E.  OEMs are facing idle production lines while they wait for devices…

Mouser Inks Global Deal With Samtec

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced a global distribution agreement with Samtec, a leader in the electronic interconnect industry and a global manufacturer of connectors, cables, optics and RF systems. Through the agreement, Mouser now stocks the full line…

ECIA & PRI Release Audit Criteria for Counterfeit Mitigation

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) and the Performance Review Institute (PRI) are pleased to announce the release of audit checklist AC7403. This checklist provides the framework for audit and certification through PRI to the requirements of the standard for counterfeit mitigation in authorized distribution, AS6496. Committee members who drafted AS6496 were involved in the…

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Electronics Leads August’s Red-Hot Factory Activity

Following a slight cool-down period in July, the nation’s factory activity is running hot. The Institute for Supply Management’s domestic production index, the PMI, grew by 3.2 percentage points to reach 61.3 in August. Any number above 50 indicates expansion. Moreover, the ISM’s leading sub-indexes, new orders and production, surged. New orders registered 65.1 percent, an…

Epsilon Adds Rep Firm

Epsilon Electronics, Inc., a state-of-the-art mobile and audio electronics company, recently appointed Southwest Sales and Marketing (SWSM) as their Southwest region manufacturer’s representative. Epsilon’s brands include: SoundStream, Power Acoustik, Precision Power, Farenheit and more. The company has been creating innovative audio electronics for more than 37 years. Southwest Sales and Marketing brings a four-man team…

Future Stocks IDT ZMOD4410 Gas Sensors

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to offer their customers IDT’s latest gas sensors for indoor air quality applications. IDT’s new ZMOD4410 gas sensors offer best-in-class stability and sensitivity for measuring volatile organic compound (VOC) gases. These sensors are ideal for indoor air quality (IAQ) applications such as smart homes…

Mouser Stocks Bosch CISS

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the Connected Industrial Sensor Solution (CISS) from Bosch. The Bosch CISS is a robust, multi-sensor device designed to enable Internet of Things (IoT) applications in harsh environments, using MEMS technology to detect vibration and acceleration and other environmental…