Element14 Stocks NorComp D-Subminiature Connectors

Farnell element14 has become the first European stockist of D-Subminiature connectors from leading US brand NorComp. The ranges include M-Series (machined contacts) Standard and High Density D-Subs, Micro-D and SEAL-D®.  The highlight, NorComp’s SEAL-D® waterproof D-Subminature connectors, available in Cable Mount, Vertical, and Right Angle Board mount options, utilize a proprietary sealing process which maintains the same…

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Future Stocking Panasonic’s NaPiOn Analog Sensors

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of the NaPiOn analog sensor, Panasonic’s best in class, fully integrated infrared motion sensor. The NaPiOn analog sensors from Panasonic are miniature, high-performance infrared human detection sensors with a built-in amplifier which can be connected directly to a microcomputer. Extremely compact, they are…

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Plexus adds to Mexico Plants

Plexus Corp. is beefing up its North America operation with the addition of a 265,000 sq. ft. plant in Guadalajara, Mexico, as the world’s leading contract manufacturers respond to growing requests from OEMs for production facilities situated closer to end customers. After years of expanding operations in the Far East top-tier electronics manufacturing services (EMS)…

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PRD: Where Engineering Meets Purchasing

At the beginning of every engineering project, certain items of information must be known. It is this very early stage of product development that determines what material and human resources will be required to go forward with the design and ultimately produce the final product. One of the first documents to be referenced may be…

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What if the Prodigal OEMs all Return?

It’s a barely noticeable trickle now but what if all the prodigal Western OEMs who shifted production en masse to low-cost locations in Asia suddenly move even a single-digit percentage of their manufacturing volume back home? Will the electronics supply chain be able to handle the flood and does the industry anymore have the intellectual…

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Future Carries Semtech SX1232

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces immediate availability of Semtech’s SX1232, a fully integrated, high performance ISM band transceiver with a minimum of external components and low current consumption in all operating modes. The SX1232 is a fully integrated ISM band transceiver optimized for use in the (EN 300 220-1) 868…

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