Excelsys Adds PMBus Protocol to Xsolo Series

Cork, Ireland—Excelsys Technologies has added PMBus communications on its Xsolo series of 1U, single-output power supply units (PSUs). The Xsolo units, equipped with an optional I2C digital interface, can be remotely monitored by system supervisory equipment using industry standard PMBus protocols. The Xsolo family is offered in a convection-cooled, 504W open-frame U-channel form-factor model (6.8W/in3) and an…

Molex Delivers Turnkey Touch Switch Solutions

Molex Inc. offers capacitive and metal touch switch solutions for a variety of applications including consumer appliances, industrial equipment and medical devices. These custom user interfaces are manufactured using Molex’s vertically-integrated design and state-of-the art manufacturing capabilities that help deliver a fast time to market. Molex has engineering and manufacturing locations in Naperville, Ill.; DongGuan, China, and Taiwan.…

Notebook Panel Prices Remain Low

Low pricing for notebook panels is putting pressure on panel makers to maintain fab loading and gain market share, according to a new IHS Inc. report. In addition, low prices coupled with oversupply is hurting their profitability. “Panel cost structure has become crucial in the struggle to stay competitive,” said Jason Hsu, supply chain senior analyst…

America II: From Independent to Blended to Global Distributor

Over the past two years, America II has evolved into what it calls a “blended distribution” model, combining the strategies of both franchised and independent distribution. The St. Petersburg, Fla.- based company started out 25 years ago as an independent distributor focusing on component shortages and now has more than 50 franchises as it works…

Samsung Threatens Intel’s Leadership Position in Q2

Although Intel retains its title as the leading semiconductor supplier in sales, Samsung shrunk Intel’s lead to 16 percent in the second quarter (Q2) of 2015, according IC Insight’s August Update. In 2014, Intel’s semiconductor sales were 36 percent greater than Samsung’s revenues. However, IC Insights analysts believe it will be tough for Samsung to…

Arrow Partners with Resurgent on EOL Parts

Centennial, Colo.—Component obsolescence is a fact of life in the electronics industry. While it used to primarily affect OEM customers in long lifecycle industries that is no longer the case. In a move to help OEM customers better manage end-of-life (EOL) semiconductors, Arrow Electronics, Inc. is collaborating with Resurgent Semiconductor to provide its customers with access…

Mouser Honored by Raytheon

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been honored by Raytheon for outstanding service, quality, and performance. Mouser was recognized for their outstanding performance as a supplier to Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems at the Supplier Excellence Conference held May 27, 2015, in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business instituted the annual…