Where’s the Growth? Suppliers Seek Validation

AVX Corp. CEO John Gilbertson has been in the electronics components business long enough to know growth signs when they start cropping up in key industry segments like automotive, cloud storage, defense and telecom. Anecdotal reports, though, aren’t quite as reliable as definite component orders and as a company that sells 44 percent of its…

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TE Awards Digi-Key

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, recently received TE Connectivity’s (TE) 2013 Americas Distributor of the Year award. This award is presented annually to the distributor demonstrating innovation and performance in support of TE product. Historically, Digi-Key has been well positioned with TE, garnering back-to-back…

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Choosing Transistors

In 1964, when I started working in the electronics industry, a single silicon transistor cost over £1 ($2.80 at the time, or about $22 at 2014 prices). These cheap ones were not very good and higher performance ones cost a lot more. Choosing the right device was important for reasons of both performance and cost.…

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