counterfeit ICs

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…

Heilind Electronics Rebrands Brazilian Operations

Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components, recently announced that its Brazilian operations have been rebranded as Heilind Electronics Brasil Ltda. Heilind acquired Kotek Eletro Electronica Ltda. in 2012 to grow and enhance its local expertise and delivery in South America. “Kotek Eletro Electronica has been an integral part of servicing OEMs and contract manufacturers…

Newark element14 Adds NECTOR M Power Connectors

Chicago, Ill. – Global electronics distributor Newark element14 today has added the NECTOR M power connectors from TE Connectivity (TE), a global leader in connectivity and sensors, to its product portfolio. The NECTOR M power system’s “plug and play” design provides the construction industry with a flexible and efficient alternative to hard-wired electrical connections for commercial, industrial and architectural lighting installations, power distributions and more. The…