Mouser Launches Security Apps Site

Mouser Electronics, Inc. has unveiled their new Security Applications Site on Mouser.com offering design resources for engineers looking to develop cutting-edge security systems. As the world continues down the fast path of internet connectivity with the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) convergence, the role of security and combatting threats and vulnerabilities is becoming more…

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Demand Visibility Remains Problematic

In spite of supply chain collaboration, MRP technology, supplier consolidation and a long period of ample component supply, a panel of leading EMS providers say they have less visibility than ever into demand signals from their OEM customers. Executives from U.S.-based OnCore Manufacturing Services, Variosystems Inc., Kimball Electronics Inc. and Plexus Corp. gathered recently to…

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SSD Changes Storage Buying Patterns

In the enterprise server-class market, SSD and flash are causing major changes to sales of drives and storage-related gear. The performance boost that a SAN gets from adding all-flash arrays means that old practices of having many drives, but just using the outer data tracks to get performance, are no longer necessary. The impact is…

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IP&E Trends: Longer Deliveries for Aluminum Electrolytic Caps, Relays

The good news for buyers is that lead times and pricing trends remain stable for most interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components, according to Avnet Electronics Marketing’s most recent Market and Technology Trends report. However, purchasers should keep a close eye on lead times for surface-mount aluminum electrolytic capacitors and electromechanical relays. Production capacity at…

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