Sensirion Acquires Micro Gas-Analyzer Specialist Qmicro

Sensirion Holding AG, a leading supplier of environmental and flow sensor solutions, has completed the acquisition of Qmicro B.V., an innovative OEM supplier of miniaturized gas-analysis technologies. Qmicro, based in Enschede, The Netherlands, develops, manufactures, and supplies micro gas analyzers based on microelectromechanical (MEMS) gas chromatography (GC) technology. Qmicro’s most important application areas include industrial…

DuPont Expanding U.S. Plant

DuPont Interconnect Solutions, a unit of DuPont Electronics & Industrial, today announced its $220 million expansion project at the Circleville site is expected to be completed in the second half of 2021. The investment will expand production of Kapton® polyimide film and Pyralux® flexible circuit materials and will ensure a committed supply is available to…

Digi-Key Adds Feitian Technologies

Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components in stock for immediate shipment, announced that it has expanded its Marketplace product portfolio to include a distribution partnership with FEITIAN Technologies. FEITIAN offers a wide array of two-factor/multi-factor (2FA/MFA) hardware authentication tokens, security keys, and other cybersecurity solutions. This partnership is Digi-Key’s first…

Avnet Adds Cypress Semiconductor Products to its Linecard

Customers of leading global technology solutions provider Avnet will now have access to the full portfolio of Cypress Semiconductor solutions as part of the Infineon product line. Avnet’s customers around the world can now access and integrate Cypress’ suite of hardware, software and security solutions for their technology projects and initiatives, especially in the automotive,…

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Managing the Semiconductor Shortage of 2021, Part 2

A perfect storm of events have converged to create the semiconductor shortage of 2021.  High-level collaboration across the electronics supply chain could make the deficit less painful, experts say. Shortages often prompt less-than-optimum purchasing behaviors. Competitive bidding for inventory drives prices up. Exceptions to approved vendor lists become common. And double-ordering – where purchase orders…