C&K Receives Int’l Automotive Task Force 16949 OK

C&K, one of the world’s most trusted brands of high-quality electromechanical switches, today announced that all of its global facilities have received International Automotive Task Force (IATF) 16949 certification. C&K’s Dole (France) location was the first to achieve certification, with the company’s Huizhou (China) and Newton (Mass., U.S.) locations following closely thereafter. IATF 16949 emphasizes…

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Double Ordering of Electronic Components Hits ‘All-Time High’

Although the electronics supply chain has been dancing around the issue of double ordering for several quarters, a recent Morgan Stanley report finds there’s been a “significant uptick” in double ordering that has extended component lead times even further. Evidence of double ordering also has analysts questioning the sustainability of the current component-demand upcycle. “To…

Analog Devices Acquires Symeo

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI), today announced the acquisition of Symeo GmbH, a privately held company based in Munich, Germany that specializes in RADAR hardware and software for emerging autonomous automotive and industrial applications. Symeo’s innovative signal processing algorithms will enable ADI to offer customers a RADAR platform with significant improvements in angular accuracy and resolution. “With…

TTI Stocks Kemet High-Voltage Ceramic Capacitors

KEMET has expanded its commercial and automotive grade high voltage C0G Ceramic Capacitors as increasing use of wide band power semiconductors in power electronics applications drives forward new inverter and DC/DC converter designs with far greater power density, voltage, current and frequency. Now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic…

Sensor Innovation from Wearables to Vehicles at CES 2018

CES never fails to satisfy the consumer’s appetite for new gadgets, which in many cases are fueled by advances in sensor technology. This year is no exception with products enabled for virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), voice assistants (Will Alexa rule the world?), and artificial intelligence (AI). The result is TVs that act as a smart…