Quality & Traceability: Critical to Procurement

This month, Verical.Connect and EPS have taken a very close and important look at the cornerstones of quality and anti-counterfeiting strategies in the semiconductor and electronics supply chain. Sourcing and procurement have grown, expanded, and decidedly matured in terms of business operations/processes as well as the role that these departments play in the corporation. Quality…

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Battelle Builds a ‘Barrier’ Against Counterfeit Chips

Tom Sharpe clearly recalls the first batch of “clone” semiconductors that turned up under the microscopes at his company’s Sandy Hook, Conn., test facility three years ago. SMT Corp., where he is vice president, specializes in detecting counterfeit chips, and most of those it had detected before then had been poor-quality, previously used chips that…

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Sager Ramps Up For a Power-Hungry Market

After 128 years in business, Sager Electronics can still mark some “firsts” in its history. Sager Power Systems, a specialized group within Sager Electronics, is one of those. For the first time, in 2014 and 2015, Sager acquired two companies in less than a year. The specialty distributor has, of course, acquired other companies: in…

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Global PCB Production Reaches $60.2B in 2014

Bannockburn, Ill. — The world market for printed circuit boards (PCBs) reached an estimated $60.2 billion in value in 2014, growing just 0.7 percent in real terms, according to IPC’s World PCB Production Report for the Year 2014. Production growth in China, Thailand and Vietnam compensated for declining PCB production in most other regions. Developed by a team…

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RFMW Stocks Peregrine PE42822

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for Peregrine Semiconductor’s PE42822 high power SPDT RF switch operating from 700MHz to 3.8GHz utilizing UltraCMOS  SOI technology. The PE42822 supports 40W single-event peak power handling in a 3x3mm QFN package saving valuable board space over bulky and more costly PIN diode approaches.  With 65dBm of IIP3 linearity and 120dBm IIP2, the PE42822 is ideal…

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Mouser Signs Distribution Deal with Micronas

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announced it has signed a global distribution agreement with Micronas, a supplier of intelligent, sensor-based system solutions for automotive and industrial applications. The Micronas product line, now available from Mouser Electronics, includes a broad range of Hall-effect sensors based on Micronas’ CMOS technology. The HAL 37xy family of programmable Hall-effect sensors, based on Micronas’ advanced 3D HAL® topology, provides system solutions…

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Mouser Stocks Delta Electronics/Power S24SP

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is the first global authorized distributor to stock and ship the new S24SP DC/DC converters from Delta Electronics/Power. Based on an industry-standard footprint and pinout, the S24SP series consists of high-efficiency, single-output DC/DC converters available in 40W and 60W models with efficiencies of up to 93 percent. Equipped with standard features such…

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TTI Stocks Vishay Recovery Rectifiers

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, now stocks the new FRED Pt recovery rectifiers from Vishay in Europe. With their extremely fast and soft recovery characteristics, low leakage current, and low forward voltage drop of 0.93V, the components reduce switching losses and over-dissipation in automotive and telecom applications, e.g. DC/DC converters…

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Marvell to Cut Jobs at Mobile Platform Business

Santa Clara, Calif. — Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) today announced a significant restructuring of its mobile platform business in order to focus the mobile product line on anticipated more profitable opportunities and right-size its expenses in line with corporate targets. Marvell will continue its strong commitment to wireless connectivity such as WiFi and…

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