How Electronics Sourcing Practices Impact the Journey to Mars

The National Geographic channel’s “Mars” series has entered its second season and has inspired AspenCore’s Special Projects team to delve into the future of space exploration. Our “Road to Mars” report covers the designs, technologies and imagination that drive space research, and the electronics and sourcing infrastructure that support aerospace hardware development. The world’s fascination with Mars continues to fuel space…

Electronics OCMs and Distributors Weigh in on Shortages, Tariffs & 2019

As the electronics industry plows through calendar Q4, murmurs of uncertainty around 2019 are surfacing. Analysts say there’s a possibility that demand for electronic components will cool in 2019, and tariffs continue to fuel uncertainty throughout the electronics supply chain. “Semiconductor memory ASPs are going to fall. Semiconductor sales are going to decline. The U.S…

Mouser Becomes Distributor for Sudo Systems

Mouser Electronics, Inc. announces that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Sudo Systems, an innovator in high-performance embedded systems for next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) devices. As part of the agreement, Mouser Electronics becomes an authorized distributor of Sudo Systems’ groundbreaking SudoProc system-on-module (SoM). This revolutionary, high-performance module drastically reduces development time and…

Optoelectronics, Sensors/Actuators, Discretes Climb Again

In 2018, a mixed bag of higher prices, shortages, and new imaging applications is driving up total optoelectronics, sensors and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) sales by 11 percent and expected to set a ninth consecutive record-high level of combined revenues. With tight supplies of widely used power transistors and diodes driving up prices and new optical-imaging applications moving…

PCB Shipments Up 9.2% Through Q3

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries  announced today the September 2018 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Year-over-year growth continued for industry sales and orders. The book-to-bill ratio for September retreated slightly to 1.04. Total North American PCB shipments in September 2018 were up 9.6 percent compared to the same…