New Features Added to TrustedParts.com

ECIA has added valuable time-saving enhancements to its TrustedParts.com component search function. Stock Alerts let users know when the stock quantity of an electronic component has met, exceeds, or falls below a specified number. Price Alerts notify users of price changes to selected electronic components. “The component industry is experiencing major supply chain disruptions, with…

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Sager Celebrates 135 Years

Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power, and Electromechanical products and custom solutions provider, celebrates 135 years in business. Sager Electronics started as a single storefront in Boston, MA in 1887, selling speaking tubes and electrical equipment, evolving and growing to become a leading distributor of electronic components in North America. “Reaching…

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Obsolescence Throws Another Curve Ball in the Supply Chain

When the supply chain is squeezed, how do you find parts that are already elusive? Picture this: You are an electronics OEM working in defense/aerospace, medical, telecom, or the industrial controls sectors – where a large part of your bill of materials (BOM) consists of mature devices. In your world, manufacturers’ product discontinuance notices (PDNs)…

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Covid Disrupts Murata’s Fukui Takefu Plant

Recently, a cluster of employees at Murata’s Fukui Takefu Plant tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, TrendForce reported. Since production diversion management had been strengthened and anti-pandemic measures implemented in advance, only some categories of production capacity have been reduced or suspended and this incident has not halted production for the entire factory. The allocation…

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