RS Components and BARTH Elektronik unveil “People Counter”

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, has joined forces with miniature PLC manufacturer BARTH® Elektronik GmbH to develop a simple maker project that aids social distancing in the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The project, called ‘People…

GlobalFoundries Implements ITAR and EAR Measures at Fab 8

GLOBALFOUNDRIES® (GF), the world’s leading specialty foundry and the leading U.S. pure-play manufacturer of semiconductors, today announced plans to implement export control security measures at its most advanced manufacturing facility, Fab 8, in Malta, New York. GF will bring its Fab 8 facility into compliance with both the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)…

Sager Electronics Adds of Advanced Thermal Solutions

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, today announced the addition of Advanced Thermal Solutions (ATS) to its line card. ATS is a complete thermal solutions provider, offering a robust portfolio of thermal products and solutions. “We’re excited to partner with Sager Electronics and…

Study: New Product Introductions Stalled by Covid-19

The electronics supply chain relies on new product introductions (NPI) to drive both innovation and sales. More than half (53 percent) of electronics industry product launches have been delayed or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Dimensional Research study commissioned by Supplyframe. Covid-19 also has led to increased component costs, the need…

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5 Ways Coronavirus Is Affecting the Smartphone Industry

The first quarter of 2020 has represented a historic low for the smartphone industry. While some technology sectors, like cloud services, have excelled amid the coronavirus pandemic, the mobile industry has not. As Covid-19 continues to spread throughout the globe, it’s causing substantial economic effects on smartphone companies. Counterpoint Research reports a 13% year-over-year loss…

Mouser Electronics Signs Global Distribution Deal with Fortebit

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, announces a global distribution agreement with Fortebit, designers and manufacturers of high-quality, cost-effective solutions for embedding voice recognition, speech playback capabilities, and location services. Through the agreement, the Fortebit product line available from Mouser includes the EasyVR 3 Plus speech recognition devices and Polaris…