Price Hikes Drive Improved Semiconductor Forecasts

Electronic component suppliers have been complaining for years about eroding prices. With many types components currently in short supply, prices have finally begun to tick up. But are any of these price hikes sustainable? Typically, the answer is “no.” A continual stream of better-smaller-faster components exerts downward price pressure on older-generation products. However, one research…

Amphenol Targets Leadership in USB Type-C

Mouser Electronics recently launched a newly designed USB Technology site to give buyers and designers of USB technologies access to the technical advances in USB standards, including the latest USB Type-C connector. A new section at the site is dedicated to the USB Type-C standard including connectors, controllers, circuit protection devices and other related components.…

Mouser Stocks Fairchild USB Type-C Portfolio

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the USB Type-C Portfolio from Fairchild Semiconductor. Developed in order to aid manufacturers in designing thinner, sleeker next generation USB devices that consume less power and offer higher energy efficiency, Fairchild’s USB Type-C Portfolio of solutions not only provides backward compatibility with USB legacy data protocols and standards, but…

Mouser Stocking Fairchild FUSB300C

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the FUSB300C Programmable USB Type-C Controller from Fairchild Semiconductor. This thin client solution detects attachment and orientation to USB Type-C devices with software flexibility that provides support for multiple platforms. The Fairchild FUSB300C Programmable USB Type-C Controller, now…

Electronics Buyers’ Environmental Role Expands

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is reporting that a growing group of purchasers, including procurement managers in the electronics industry, are increasing their involvement in efforts to collect and share data on environmental risk among their suppliers. Not only has the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) recently teamed with CDP to increase the number of…

Digi-Key Adds to Bare Die Portfolio

Bare-die products, which Texas Instruments Inc. defines as “package-free semiconductors,” are growing in popularity as electronics products become smaller and more lightweight.  Although bare die are most often sold by component suppliers, they are increasingly becoming available through distribution. Bare die solutions were introduced by Digi-Key Corp. to its customer base earlier this year, and…

Fairchild Announces Organizational Changes

Fairchild (Nasdaq:FCS), a leading global supplier of power semiconductors, announced management changes that streamline the company’s reporting structure. Fairchild has attracted the top talent in the industry to build an outstanding operations leadership team. Today the company announced that this team will report directly to Mark Thompson, Fairchild’s chairman and CEO. Mr. Thompson will also…