Vishay Load Switch Housed in Small Package

Malvern, Pa. − Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. offers two slew-rate-controlled p-channel high-side load switches designed for 1.5 V to 5.5 V operation, housed in a small 6-bump wafer-level CSP package (WCSP6), measuring 1- x 1.5-mm with a 0.5-mm pitch. Applications include load switching in portable electronics, medical and healthcare devices, and industrial instrumentation. The SiP32458 and…

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TI LED Drivers Improve Dimming Performance

Dallas, Tex. − Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) has introduced three DC/DC LED drivers aimed at improving dimming performance and color rendering in indoor and outdoor lighting. The devices are said to simplify white color tuning for high-color rendering and ultra-low dimming in professional-grade indoor and outdoor LED lighting applications. The TPS92660 two-string LED driver and…

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Welcome to Electronics Purchasing Strategies

ELECTRONICS PURCHASING STRATEGIES is the premier news, information and data portal and resource center for buyers, sellers and suppliers of components, design, distribution, logistics, production and other services to the global electronics manufacturing industry. Electronics Purchasing Strategies’ charter is to empower, inform and connect professionals in the electronics design, manufacturing and supply chain community by…

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5 Action Items to Find More Qualified Candidates

You don't just need candidates, you need qualified candidates! The talent shortage gives us pause for contemplation. Dr. John Sullivan, an HR Thought Leader, prolific writer, and speaker, published Next Year’s Headlines, Trends and Practices in November 2012. Let's consider his predictions and ways to attack them to improve the situation. Although the economy continues…

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Infographic: 2012 Electronics Mergers Illustrated

It's hard to believe, but there were nearly 200 electronics industry acquisitions in 2012. That's almost an acquisition per business day. Here's a rundown, courtesy of Silicon Expert Technologies, of what went down in the M&A scene last year, including some highlighted tie-ups. (Source: Silicon Expert Technologies) Related posts: Infographic: E-Waste – Where Does it…

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We Need Performance, Not Speculation

In his recent EBN Weekly Editor’s Blog, Brian Fuller posed the question, “Have we lost control?” which has me wondering if we ever had control. Clearly, everything seems to have shifted, but then again, change, not stability, is the norm. The West has only dominated the world in the last few hundred years, and America…

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The Supply Chain Talent Crisis

There are a number of risks in an increasingly global supply chain. But chief among them is the talent crisis. It may be stating the obvious that the job skills required in today's supply-chain are far more complex than they were 10 or 25 years ago. Today's complex global supply chain requires a new type…

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