RS, Allied Sign Taiwan Semiconductor

RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics (Allied), the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, have announced a new global distribution agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor. The agreement extends the existing partnership with RS into the US, Canada and Mexico through Allied, its sister company in North America. The Taiwan Semiconductor range includes discrete power rectifiers, analogue…

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Vishay Chip Resistors Offer 4X the Power Dissipation

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has extended its RCWE series of thick film surface-mount wraparound chip resistors with new devices in the 0612 and 1020 case sizes. The Vishay Dale RCWE0612 and RCWE1020, with long side terminations, provide four times the power dissipation of standard devices in equivalent 1206 and 2010 footprints. These devices will save board…

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Infineon Low-Side Switches Replace EMRs

Munich, Germany – Infineon Technologies AG has launched the HITFET+ family of protected low-side switches as a replacement for electromechanical relays (EMRs). Key features of the HITFET+ family (High Integrated Temperature protected MOSFET) include diagnosis function, digital status feedback, short-circuit robustness, controlled slew rate adjustment for balancing switching losses and EMC compliance. Target applications include automotive and industrial.…

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Fairview RF Switches Deliver Up to 10M Life Cycles

Allen, Tex. – Fairview Microwave Inc. has introduced a new portfolio of electromechanical relay switches that cover ultra-broadband and millimeter-wave frequencies up to 40 GHz. These high-reliability RF switches are guaranteed to perform up to 2 to 10 million life cycles, which make them an suitable for industries and applications related to defense and commercial aviation, radar, wireless…

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Is Your Supply Chain Truly Agile? Don’t Guess

Stop guessing. Figuring out whether your company’s manufacturing supply chain is agile isn’t that difficult. That is, if you are willing to face the brutal truth that it probably isn’t as flexible as you think – just like the supply chains in operations at many other enterprises. That’s the assessment of a group of researchers…

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ST Rolls MCUs for Car Safety

Geneva – STMicroelectronics has introduced new members in its multi-core microcontroller (MCU) family aimed at making cars safer. These new devices are the first to be launched with ST’s proprietary in-house 40-nm embedded Flash process. The new automotive MCUs comply with the most stringent automotive safety standards, encryption for security, and increased memory size for the…

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