Anti-Counterfeit Training Available

One of the provisions of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS Case 2012-D055) rule regards the training of personnel in counterfeit-avoidance processes.  Although DFARS is targeted at contractors and subcontractors of the U.S. Department of Defense, the rule also specifies the flow-down of these techniques through all tiers of the supply chain. In the electronics…

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Akros Signs Global Deal With Digi-Key

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, recently signed a global distribution agreement with Akros Silicon, a provider of leading-edge power management ICs. Akros’ solutions help manufacturers of electronic equipment create more efficient and advanced products at reduced costs, while enabling end users the ability to…

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Onshoring the Robots

For robots, there's no place like home! For years, we've watched much of the US manufacturing base move to other countries, especially China. This has been especially noticeable in high-tech, where first televisions and then personal computers and smartphones moved to lower-cost manufacturing. This also happened in the European Union (EU). In the last couple…

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PwC & APICS Study Uncovers Keys to Improve Supply Chain Sustainability

NEW YORK — PwC US and the APICS Foundation today released, “Sustainable Supply Chains: Making Value the Priority,” a survey of global operations executives on supply chain sustainability. According to PwC and APICS, when companies broaden their perspectives on sustainability and adopt clear strategies to tap ethical, economic, social— and environmental—levers across their extended supply…

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Bel Fuse Names Anglia as Distributor

Bel Fuse Inc. (NASDAQ: BELFA) (NASDAQ: BELFB), a premier developer of fuses and magnetic-based solutions for high-speed networking and computer applications, announced today the signing of a distribution agreement with UK-based Anglia Components, a leading independent authorized distributor of semiconductors, optoelectronics, interconnect, passive and electromechanical components. The contract authorizes Anglia to distribute and market the full…

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10 Tricks That Extend Oscilloscope Usefulness

Modern mid-range oscilloscopes have more features than most engineers ever use. This article summarizes 10 oscilloscope applications that may surprise you. In any event, you may find them useful. Use the oscilloscope's fast edge feature and math operations to make frequency response measurements Frequency response measurements require a source signal that has a flat spectrum.…

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