Sensors to Play Key Role in IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT), like Big Data, is expected to drive the next wave of high-tech growth – including electronic components. “The explosion of IoT activity over the next few years will be driven by the nexus of low cost sensors,” according to Andrew Milroy, Vice President, ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific,…

Stable Lead Times Ahead for Magnetic Components

Buyers who are purchasing magnetic components can expect stable lead times and pricing throughout the remainder of the year. At least that is the consensus of inductor and transformer suppliers that I’ve chatted with over the past few weeks. Although a few inductor suppliers noted rising demand over the past quarter, which has resulted in…

Sourcing Sensors for Hi-Rel Apps

How does a commodity manager source a sensor for high-reliability applications such as medical devices, transportation equipment, or industrial controls? Commodity managers have to deal with several major concerns including cost issues, materials compliance, and availability of supply, while ensuring that they will bring a high quality product to market. One way to ensure that…