Integrated Conflict Minerals/RoHS Tool Debuts

One of the electronics industry’s problems with the so-called U.S. “Conflict Minerals Act” has been the lack of a comprehensive standard for disclosing the origin of certain minerals. An organization of electronics manufacturers, consultancies and compliance agencies have developed a comprehensive conflict minerals web database system, BOMcheck,  in preparation for the reporting period beginning in…

Onlinecomponents.com Redesigns Website

Onlinecomponents.com  http://www.onlinecomponents.com,  an authorized e-commerce distributor of electronic components, announces the launch of its redesigned website, which now includes valuable decision making resources, quick sort features, and a streamlined user experience from search to checkout.  The Onlinecomponents.com site offers domestic and international flat rate shipping options, additional payment methods, and an enhanced checkout process helping…

Applied DNA Sciences Teams With LMI

The electronic s supply chain has been struggling to find a way to flag counterfeit parts for decades. One anti-counterfeiting effort currently underway is marking components with a plant-based DNA taggant developed by Applied DNA Sciences. The taggent will allow component buyers to verify the component is authentic. There are still a few bugs in…

UPS Acquires UK Solutions Provider

UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced it has completed the purchase of U.K.-based Polar Speed, an innovative provider of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical supply chain solutions in the U.K. The acquisition further strengthens UPS’s healthcare network across Europe, providing healthcare companies access to a single source for logistics solutions across the continent. The purchase is part of UPS’s…

Alliance Memory Adds Rep Firm

Alliance Memory today announced it has concluded an agreement with Customer 1st, a value-added representative for electronic components and subassemblies to OEM customers throughout the Upper Midwest United States. Under the agreement, Customer 1st is now offering Alliance Memory’s entire lineup of SRAMs and DRAMs to customers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska,…

FedEx Expands SenseAware Service

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today announced an international expansion for its award-winning SenseAware® service, which enables near real-time visibility into sensitive and high-value shipments. Customers will now be able to monitor shipments throughout an additional 14 European countries and Canada, and on board flights from three additional commercial air carriers: Air France, Cathay Pacific and…

ASM AS8506 Available at Future

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, offers availability of AMS’ AS8506 Series, offering robust architecture for lithium cell monitoring and balancing. The AS8506 Series from AMS offers simpler, more robust architecture for lithium cell monitoring and balancing. The AS8506 cell monitor and cell balancer IC enables autonomous cell balancing, simultaneous cell voltage…