Infographic: Fake Electronics Fool Consumers

In the electronics industry and across the supply chain, counterfeit components are a hot topic as organizations struggle to make sure the components they are using as they manufacture electronic devices are the real deal. The problem of counterfeiting, though, has proven ubiquitous, and counterfeit electronic gadgets have become a reality. A 2013 Anti-Counterfeit Study…

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Important Regulatory Developments from the EU and California

I have been helping an increasing number of clients track and understand their options regarding the expiration of all RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) Annex III exemptions for products in all RoHS categories—except 8 and 9—as of July 21, 2016 (see Article 5, paragraph 2). A few European Union-based industry associations are managing working groups (some of…

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Component Trends: Some Memory Allocation

Memory components continue to be the most volatile segment in the supply chain in October, according to Avnet’s most recent Market & Technology Trends report. Similar to prior months, both memory prices and lead times continue to increase. Across the market, overall memory availability is running 6 weeks to allocation, according to Avnet. DDR-3 SDRAM…

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Apple-GT Row Highlights OEM Sourcing Dilemma

It’s the sort of public row few suppliers would ever engage in with a major customer of Apple Inc.’s size and influence within the electronics supply chain. With bankruptcy looming, though, GT Advanced Technologies Inc. seemed to no longer care how angry Apple Inc. executives might get if details of the two companies’ component sourcing…

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API Technologies Launches Online Design Tool

Orlando, Fla. – API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY), a leading provider of high performance RF/Microwave, power and security solutions for high-reliability applications, today announced the launch of a new product configuration tool that helps engineers modify standard API Technologies’ RF/Microwave products to meet their unique design parameters. The web accessible and mobile-friendly tool is available at http://micro.apitech.com/configure. Initially offering…

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