RFMW Ltd. Announces Distribution Agreement with Hirose Electric

San Jose, California:  RFMW announced a distribution agreement with Hirose Electric (Hirose) effective immediately. Under the agreement, RFMW will support Hirose’s extensive product offering with a focus on their RF and microwave components portfolio including attenuators, terminators, dividers and directional couplers equipped with standard SMA/BNC/N coaxial connectors. RFMW is a specialized distributor providing customers and…

Component Shortages Continue to Abound

Record breaking component shortages continue on a variety of fronts, which have distributors and OEMs asking if they’ll ever end, according to a recent report from independent distributor Fusion Worldwide. At the same time, there’s some good pricing news for solid state devices (SSD) and DRAM. Connectors and relays continue to be in worsening short…

Master Electronics & Samtec AnnounceGlobal Distribution Agreement

Phoenix, AZ — Master Electronics and Samtec announce a new strategic partnership.  Master Electronics, known for their commitment to IP&E distribution, adds well-known leader, Samtec, to their line card.  Master and Samtec espouse similar values when it comes to employee relations, customer service, philanthropic responsibility and global reach.  The Samtec product line adds breadth and…

No Holiday Joy for Component Buyers

As 2019 rolls into view, component shortages continue to wreak supply chain havoc on a variety of components from multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) and relays to metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs). Lead times continue to stretch as component makers scramble to keep up with demands from growing and emerging markets. MLCC makers are shifting their strategies…

Shared Data Mitigates Supply Chain Cost of Electronics Counterfeiting

Electronics counterfeiting is gaining attention as evidenced by the recent IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust chaired by Professor Mark Tehranipoor.  More than 250 industry and academic leaders attended the conference to address the growing threat that counterfeit devices are posing to the security of the electronics supply chain.  Inadvertent use of…

TE Connectivity’s Large Wire CoolSplice Connectors Now Shipping from Sager Electronics

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. – March 6, 2017 – Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, is now stocking TE Connector’s Large Wire CoolSplice Connectors. This expanded offering to the CoolSplice portfolio is suitable for larger wire sizes. CoolSplice connectors allow for push button termination using a common pair of pliers.…

BTC Electronics Joins ECIA

Atlanta, GA – ECIA is pleased to welcome BTC Electronics to its roster of illustrious electronic component distributors, suppliers and manufacturers' reps. BTC Electronics is a manufacturer franchised / authorized, stocking, and value-added assembly supplier of connectors, backshells and interconnect accessories.  “BTC Electronics has supplied high reliability connectors and connector accessories to the military, aerospace, and…