Can High-Tech Solve its own Counterfeit Electronics Problem?

The electronics industry has developed some of the most ground-breaking technologies in human history. Yet, the best minds in high-tech have been unable to overcome one of the industry’s most insidious challenges: counterfeit electronics. To some extent, technology advancements have only added to the problem: electronic components can now be cloned so well that they…

Mouser to Carry Pyreos Sensors Globally

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, has signed a global distribution agreement with Pyreos, a U.K.-based passive infrared sensor developer and manufacturer. Through the agreement, Mouser is now stocking a variety of Pyreos’ mid-infrared detectors for applications in air quality, breath measurement for medical applications, gas and…

TTI Stocking Rohm RPI-1035

TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, is now stocking the RPI-1035 optical sensor from Rohm Semiconductor. This sensor is targeted for specialty sensing applications including cameras, medical, industrial, manufacturing automation, safety, and security equipment. The RPI-1035 is a uniquely packaged surface mounted 4 direction detector. With an integrated 950nm LED for optimum…

Use TCO as a Sales Tool Against Offshore Competitors

Sixty percent of companies make offshore-sourcing decisions based on rudimentary metrics, such as wage rate, ex-works price or landed cost, often resulting in a 15 to 30 percent understatement of actual offshoring costs. Inclusion of all relevant factors—overhead, balance sheet, risks, corporate strategy and other external and internal business considerations—provides a better determination of the…