Redesign Overcomes EOL & Supply Chain Obstacles

Unsafe drinking water is a serious global problem, especially in developing countries where it is estimated that 9,000 people die every day as a result of unsanitary drinking water. New Life International had to redesign its water purifier due to supply chain disruption. For more than two decades, New Life Intl. has been on a…

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Beating Counterfeit Parts with Secure Inventory Tracking

Counterfeits in the supply chain is a universal problem, but it is particularly acute in the electronics industry. Counterfeit electronics cost manufacturers an estimated $250 billion each year, and that doesn’t include the cost of faulty consumer electronics or catastrophes such as fires and failed equipment due to phony electronic components. Counterfeit computer chips alone…

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Newark Launches Industrial Embedded Computers Online Hub

Newark, an Avnet Company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, today announced the launch of its new Industrial Embedded Computers online hub. This dedicated online resource will provide design engineers with the latest information on cutting-edge industrial single board computers (SBCs) used in today’s most demanding industrial Internet of the Things (IoT)…

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Air & Sea Shipments Cost More; Port Delays Remain

As the Christmas holiday approaches, consumer awareness of the supply chain has heightened. Global supply networks have actually been struggling for 18 months. Continual disruptions have elevated the rates of ocean shipments and air-cargo costs are now on the rise. Additionally, delays at U.S. seaports have not abated. Transatlantic air cargo rates climbed this week,…

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Digi-Key Names New VP in Americas & EMEA

Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components in stock for immediate shipment, today announced that Ian Wallace has been promoted to vice president, Americas and EMEA business development. In this new expanded role, Wallace will oversee Digi-Key’s Americas and EMEA business development teams, building strategies to continue the company’s digital journey…

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Five 2022 Trends for Predictive Maintenance in Manufacturing

The use of predictive maintenance in manufacturing is not new, but it’s evolving. Staying abreast of the trends is an excellent way to maximize returns on investment. Here are five things that’ll likely shape predictive maintenance in the coming year. Improved efforts to pinpoint problems Some of the earliest predictive maintenance solutions primarily alerted people…

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TTI to Acquire Specialty Distributor SMD Inc.

TTI, Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, today announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire SMD Inc., a privately held electronic component distributor headquartered in Irvine, California. Upon completion of the transaction, SMD President/Owner Rich Unruh will continue to lead the company, reporting to Don Akery, President, TTI…

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