Sager Electronics Expands with Sensata Technologies

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. – Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, announces the addition of Sensata Technologies Pressure & Temperature products to their line card. The addition of these new technologies expands the breadth of sensing products available from Sager Electronics to include low, mid,…

Component Shortages May Stifle EMS, OEM Growth

Public companies that manufacture and distribute electronic components are, understandably, reluctant to put too much emphasis on how dire the current shortage is and how extensively prices have increased. But their OEM customers are not. OEMs and electronic manufacturing services providers (EMS) are concerned their growth for 2018 could be hindered by their ability to…

10 Ways X-Ray Can Help Identify Counterfeit Parts

There’s no denying that this is a problem on a monumental scale, and it’s only getting worse. Current estimates for the annual loss to the electronics industry due to counterfeit components is north of $5 billion. With rewards that high, it’s no surprise that criminal enterprises are getting more and more sophisticated in their efforts…

ERA Welcomes PUI as its Latest Distributor Member

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) announced that PUI, an authorized distributor of electronic components, has joined ERA as a distributor member. “PUI is pleased to announce that it has joined ERA as a new member,” said PUI Vice President of Marketing David Burgener. “The relationship with representatives is a critical one for distribution. We know…

Component Shortages Define First Half of 2018…& Beyond

High capacitance base metal electrode multilayered ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs), resistors, semiconductors, graphics cards: the list of electronics products in short supply continues to grow. Component makers, distributors, and OEMs alike are concerned as industry pundits point to the possibility of shortages lasting years.   The reasons are myriad. New and evolving markets, including automotive, defense,…

Think Creatively About Passive Component Sourcing

In August 2017, Wally Johnson, vice president of finance at Firstronic, a contract manufacturer that produces electronic modules for automakers and tier one suppliers, wrote about the storm brewing in the automotive electronics supply chain.  “Industry professionals are seeing lead times on ‘passives’ — electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors and transformers — stretch…

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…