Hail the Lowly Connector

Nothing makes a consumer appreciate a connector more than not having one. I learned this lesson the hard way by misplacing the connector that attaches to the charger that powers my camera's lithium-ion battery. There was one — exactly one — compatible charger available at Best Buy, and it was more than $40. Luckily for…

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Premier Farnell Goes Global With TE’s Deutsch

LONDON — Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronic components and host of the industry-leading element14 community, has announced it has become an authorised reseller for TE Connectivity’s (TE) recently acquired DEUTSCH non-industrial and commercial transportation brand of products. This expands Premier Farnell’s position as TE’s largest global high service…

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Selecting Contract Manufacturers 101

When evaluating an onshore contract electronics manufacturer, one of the things you will consider is whether it has the equipment and the experience to handle the smallest surface mount components you will use on your printed circuit boards. One of the first questions to ask in this situation: Do you need a contract manufacturer that…

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