Element14 Expands PCB Connector Portfolio

 Element14 has expanded its portfolio of PCB connectors from leading global suppliers TE Connectivity, Molex, FCI, Harwin, Hirose, JST, Phoenix Contact and Samtec. These have been added to its comprehensive range of over 210,000 connectors; comprising crimp and solder terminals, D sub connectors, rectangular power connectors, terminal blocks and circular connectors which include military specifications…

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Mobile Market Demands Solid Supply Chain

By the end of 2018, the number of worldwide mobile phone and tablet users is expected to increase to over 12.1 billion, and roughly 84 percent of the world population will be using mobile technology, according to estimates from The Radicati Group, which researches social networking, regulatory compliance, wireless and web technologies and unified communications.…

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New Supply Chain Labeling: Complex & Demanding

As manufacturers continue to focus on global growth strategies, the complexity associated with continuously improving business processes—including labeling—is a bigger challenge than ever before. Robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), and increased automation on every level of manufacturing is demanding higher accuracy and increased speed, prompting industry experts to describe the way goods must be…

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Disregard Price Benchmarking at your Own Risk

Not benchmarking your electronic component spend? If so, continuing to disregard this critical diagnostic at your own risk. Quick. Name 1 inherently deflationary commodity. A commodity that, apart from the ebbs and flows due to supply and demand, always gets cheaper. The broad answer is electronics; more specifically – an integrated circuit (IC).  This month marks…

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America Semiconductor Releases SCR Series

Announced today by America Semiconductor, LLC, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-industry high-power semiconductors, is the ASCT625A Series of Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs).  The 25 A, single-phase SCRs are provided in a standard TO-220A package, and feature a high ability to withstand the shock loading of large current. The robust parts additionally provide high dv/dt capabilities…

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