Element14 Adds Avago Optocouplers

 element14 has added to its extensive range the highly-integrated gate drive optocouplers from Avago Technologies, one of the world’s leading supplier of analog interface components for wireless, wireline and industrial applications. These optically-isolated devices are optimized for driving high power MOSFET or IGBT directly, exhibiting fast gate switching speed, minimal propagation delay, high CMR and…

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Five Tips for Combating Counterfeit Components

Counterfeit components are a $100 billion industry. Counterfeits are now estimated to comprise between five and 25 percent of all available parts. As the marketplace for engineers has become increasingly fast-moving and competitive, many purchasing professionals and distributors have cut corners to accommodate faster product turnaround schedules. This is has allowed gray market electronics to…

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Colonial Circuits Receives First IPC-1071

IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded its first IPC-1071 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to Colonial Circuits Inc., a full-service printed board manufacturer in Fredericksburg, Va. The facility underwent an intensive audit based on IPC-1071, Best Industry Practices for Intellectual Property Protection in Printed Board Manufacturing. Developed as a high-level roadmap to best industry practices for…

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Mouser Launches Anti-Counterfeiting Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading engineering resource and global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced the unveiling of a new Anti-Counterfeiting site at Mouser.com. The site offers a one-stop resource for the very latest news, developments and standards in anti-counterfeiting measures at Mouser and throughout the industry. See it all at http://www.mouser.com/anticounterfeitparts/. “This site…

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CDM Stocking Full Line of Kings Connectors

CDM Electronics, a premier authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, carries the full line of Kings® by Winchester Electronics’ RoHS-compliant, 50- Ohm Mil-Spec RF connectors and accessories for today’s mission-critical military and aerospace communications applications.  CDM now stocks one of the industry’s largest inventories of standard and customizable Kings’ 50-Ohm RF interconnect products, which…

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Design Tools Proliferate in the Supply Chain

The design tool, which used to be in the realm of CAD, CAM and EDA providers, is no longer restricted to proprietary, complex, expensive and suite-level solutions. Although they differ vastly from their CAD/CAM/EDA predecessors, design tools provided by suppliers and distributors have the same goal in mind: making it easier for designers to get…

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UPS Wins 3PL Award

UPS® (NYSE: UPS), an industry leader in supply chain management and the world’s largest package delivery company, was recently recognized for third-party logistics (3PL) excellence. The awards were presented during eyefortransport’s (eft) 12th Annual North American 3PL Awards Summit in Chicago.  UPS received top honors in several key categories, including: Best 3PL forAutomotive Supply Chains,…

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Memsstar Moves to Bigger Facility

memsstar Limited, a leading provider of etch and deposition equipment and technology solutions to manufacturers of semiconductors and micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS), today announced that it has relocated to a new, larger facility. The move represents a strategic investment in its business, to ensure the company’s ability to meet growing demand for its proprietary MEMS equipment and…

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