ECIA Releases New 2-D Barcode Specification

ECIA is pleased to announce completion of the first milestone in its comprehensive 2-D barcode implementation initiative with the publication of ECIA Labeling Specification EICP 114.1. The primary objectives of the new specification are to address the needs of the electronic component distributor community and to synchronize this industry’s document to broader material handling industry…

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Mouser Stocks MAX44299 Power Monitoring IC

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor, is now stocking the MAX44299 low-side current, voltage and power monitoring IC from Maxim Integrated. The MAX44299 offers power, current, and voltage monitoring plus reference with precise measurement and programmable current-sensing of full-scale voltages of 5mV, 10mV and 20mV. With its wide single supply…

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Global Semiconductor Sales Rebound in July

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $27.1 billion for the month of July 2016, an increase of 2.6 percent compared to the previous month’s total of $26.4 billion. July marked the global market’s largest month-to-month sales increase since September 2013, though sales were down 2.8…

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Excelsys Enhances Online Power Supply Configurator

Excelsys Technologies, market leader in modular user-configurable power supplies and platforms, has enhanced its online Power Supply Configurator to align with the newly introduced CoolX Series of 600W convection-cooled power supplies. It has also added options for searching for new capabilities, features and functions offered by their very successful Xgen, UltiMod and Xsolo product lines. The enhanced…

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Sanmina: How an EMS Tackles Conflict Minerals Compliance

Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers in many regards resemble OEMs – they design, assemble, ship and even support end products. But the distinctions between the businesses are extremely important, particularly when it comes to matters of compliance. The conflict minerals provision of the Dodd-Frank Act, for example, requires manufacturers to disclose the use of tin,…

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ON Semiconductor Sells IGBT Line to Close Fairchild Deal

ON Semiconductor Corp. has sold its insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) product line to Littelfuse, Inc.  in order to move ahead with its acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) required that ON Semiconductor “dispose of its” IGBT business prior to the closing of the acquisition. The IGBT business generated less than…

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