How Electronics Sourcing Practices Impact the Journey to Mars

The National Geographic channel’s “Mars” series has entered its second season and has inspired AspenCore’s Special Projects team to delve into the future of space exploration. Our “Road to Mars” report covers the designs, technologies and imagination that drive space research, and the electronics and sourcing infrastructure that support aerospace hardware development. The world’s fascination with Mars continues to fuel space…

obsolescence, management, electronics, EOL

Component Obsolescence: Managing the Unmanageable

Manufacturers of long-lifecycle products have been trying to “manage” component obsolescence for decades. The decision to end a device’s useful life (EOL) is solely in the hands of original component manufacturers (OCMs). Therefore, equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have been largely forced into a reactive, rather than proactive, stance in terms of obsolescence management. The challenges have…

Celestica to Acquire Atrenne Integrated Solutions

Celestica, Inc. (NYSE:CLS) (TSX:CLS), a leader in design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions for the world’s most innovative companies, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Atrenne Integrated Solutions, Inc. Atrenne is a leading designer and manufacturer of ruggedized electromechanical solutions serving multiple markets, primarily for military and commercial aerospace…

Kilopass NVM OTP Achieves GlobalFoundries 3-Lot Qualification

Kilopass Technology Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor logic embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced that it successfully achieved a three-lot qualification on GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) 14nm LPP (Low Power Process) technology platform for its one-time programmable (OTP) NVM technology. Three-lot qualification requires separate wafer runs, each with hundreds of samples. Each sample…

TTI Signs Franchise Deal with ITT’s Cannon and Veam Brands

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, has announced that it has signed a franchise distribution agreement with ITT for their Cannon and VEAM brands covering the whole Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region. ITT is a leading global manufacturer of connector products serving international customers in the aerospace and defense, transportation, industrial…

Qorvo Partners with HUBZone Distributor

Qorvo®(Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today announced that it has entered into a channel partnership with Veterans Trading Company (VTC), LLC. VTC is an award-winning, veteran-owned and SBA-certified HUBZone small business that has served the government contracting community since 2005. VTC provides a full suite of customized, end-to-end…

TTI Awarded JOSCAR Accreditation

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, announces that it has been awarded JOSCAR accreditation and received its formal registration yesterday at DSEI in London, on the opening day of the world’s leading defence and security exhibition.  JOSCAR is the new accreditation system for the aerospace, defence and security sectors, and is…

Sanmina Adds Flex Circuit Assembly Capabilities for Aerospace Apps

Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading manufacturing solutions company making some of the world’s most complex and innovative electronic, optical and mechanical products, today announced that its Backplane and Cable Division has developed new flex and rigid flex circuit assembly capabilities for military and aerospace electronics equipment. This new technology combines the latest laminates, high…

TTI Now JOSCAR Registered for Hi-Rel Markets

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, is now JOSCAR registered, further strengthening its position as a leading supplier to customers the defence and other hi-rel market sectors. Comments Lee Thompson, Director Industry Marketing, Europe, Defence, Aerospace & Space for TTI: “A real challenge for companies working in these demanding sectors is…