Don’t Underestimate the Passives Shortage

Admittedly, it is ICs that will get the majority of attention when it comes to electronic system design, with the supporting passive components too often receiving very little of the limelight. Nevertheless, their value should certainly not be underestimated. The passives incorporated into electronic hardware have important roles to play when it comes to ensuring…

How Can Companies Combat the Electronic Components Shortage?

The ongoing electronic components shortage continues to disrupt businesses across the economy. Combined with other current supply chain crises — like growing port congestion and a shortage of truck drivers — the shortage has made electronics device manufacturing much more of a challenge. For businesses navigating the shortage, these strategies may be the most effective…

TTI Expands With TE Connectivity in Brazil

TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, continues expanding its product offering in Brazil and South America by adding TE Connectivity products in its proximity warehouse in São Paulo, beginning August 2021. “We want to offer our in-country customers, the convenience of buying locally the same products they can select in our line…

Kyocera AVX Brand Rolled Out for Components Business

Kyocera Corporation and AVX Corporation  today announced that the companies have established a new integrated brand “Kyocera AVX” to be used for the Kyocera group’s electronic components business starting in October, 2021 (or later) following the integration of Kyocera’s “Corporate Electronic Components Group” and “AVX” into a new segment, “Electronic Components Business” as of April…

ECIA: Component & Product Demand Surges to Dramatic High

Optimism in the electronics market is surging, according to ECIA, bolstering data from a national manufacturing index that reached a 37-year high in March. The ECIA’s Electronic Component Sales Trend (ECST) monthly survey, which assesses month-to-month sales growth sentiment, leapt up between 26 and 27 points in component and end-market measures from February to March.…

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Demand Surges, Supply Tightens at U.S. Factories

Demand remains high for U.S.- made products even as manufacturers contend with price increases, labor shortages and supply constraints. The Institute for Supply Management’s PMI reached a three-year high in February to 60.8, an increase of 2.1 percentage points from the January reading. Signs for future demand remain strong, but supply chain pressures are unlikely…

Rutronik and Kemet Sign Global Partnership

With its extensive range of products such as MLCCs, tantalum, film, and electrolytic capacitors, as well as inductors, varistors, and sensors, KEMET Corporation, part of the YAGEO Group and a wholly-owned subsidiary of YAGEO Corporation, now complements the active and passive portfolio of Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH. The franchise applies worldwide and enables both companies…

IHS forecast for USB Type-C device shipments

USB Type-C Adoption Keeps Growing Across Industry Segments

The transition to USB Type-C (USB-C) connectors is well underway across industry segments. The capability of simultaneous transfer of data and video combined with fast charging is leading the adoption of USB-C in smartphones, laptops and vehicles. Devices that have at least one USB Type-C port is forecast to reach nearly five billion devices in…

Molex and TE: The Next Step in Second-Source Agreements

In a move designed to deliver dual-sourced, high-speed connectors and cables aimed at next-generation data communications applications, Molex and TE Connectivity have announced a Dual Source Alliance (DSA) agreement that enables them to manufacture the same new generation of high-speed input/output (I/O) and backplane connectors and cable assemblies. Under the agreement, the two companies will…

Connectors Get Ruggedized, Shrink for Outdoor Apps

TE Connectivity’s new FullAXS Mini connectors address several challenges in rugged outdoor environment applications – miniaturization, harsh environmental conditions, and ease of installation. One of the best design features of the new fiber-optic connector – in addition to the sealing system – is its user friendliness, enabling one-handed installations for wireless equipment and other rugged…