‘Blockchain Fatigue’ Could Stall Supply-Chain Adoption

Supply chain leaders across the globe are talking about the promise of blockchain, but there have been few demonstrations of suitable use cases. OEMs are already tiring of blockchain, according to market research firm Gartner. At its recent Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conferences 2019, the firm predicted that by 2023, 90 percent of blockchain-based supply…

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Orange County Distributor Charged With Selling Counterfeit ICs

The electronics industry has tried a number of mechanisms to prevent counterfeit ICs and other components from entering the supply chain. Unfortunately, counterfeits remain all too common. The U.S. Department of Justice announced it has charged distributor PRB Logics Corp. of Orange County, California, with the sale of counterfeit components. The counterfeit ICs could have been…

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…

Aeronautics Buys Chassis Plans

Chassis Plans (www.chassis-plans.com) has been acquired by Aeronautics Ltd of Israel (https://aeronautics-sys.com). Chassis Plans’ rugged and custom solutions for computer hardware and displays will provide Aeronautics with complete end to end solutions for its integrated products in the US and throughout its global operations. “In return, this acquisition gives Chassis Plans access to Aeronautics’ global…

Enterprise Labeling: A Defense Against Counterfeits Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we discuss how counterfeit and obsolete electronics have been discovered in missile guidance systems and hundred-million-dollar aircraft, causing serious security problems for the U.S. Department of Defense and its contractors. In Part 2 we ask What About the Commercial Supply Chain? The notion of a commercial supply chain laden…

Fairview Expands RF Amplifier Offering

Allen, Tex. – Fairview Microwave Inc., a preeminent supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components, has recently added a comprehensive selection of industry-leading RF amplifiers including power amplifiers, broadband amplifiers, gain blocks, limiting amplifiers, low noise amplifiers (LNAs) plus more. Fairview’s new line of amplifiers perform across a host of commercial and defense applications such…