S3 Refocuses Custom Chip Business; Promises BOM Savings

S3 Semiconductors (S3semi), the custom semiconductor business of the S3 Group, is refocusing its strategy to provide a design-to-delivery custom chip service for industrial and communications OEMs. Rather than just deliver design services and intellectual property (IP), the company said it will now focus on converting electronic systems and boards into mixed-signal ICs and delivering…

Power Semiconductors: Lead Times Continue to Stretch

Lead times for power discrete semiconductors, including MOSFETs, diodes, rectifiers and thyristors, have stretched significantly in 2017 due to increased demand particularly from automotive and industrial applications, according to market experts. For some devices, lead times have stretched to 24 to 30 weeks. Diodes, rectifiers, and low- and high-voltage MOSFETs are currently posing the biggest…

NTC Thermistors Deliver Precise Temperature Measurement

Temperature measurement accuracy is an essential part of many electronics designs. This is especially true in consumer, industrial and automotive electronics applications where the functionality or efficiency of an entire system is often dependent on temperature-based variables. With recent advances in surface-mounted negative temperature coefficient (SMD NTC) thermistors, designers, engineers and purchasers – all involved…

TTI Europe Stocks Molex Picoflex Connectors

Highly reliable power and signal Molex Picoflex® connectors are now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components.  Tested to meet the requirements of high-vibration and shock environments found in a wide number of industrial, consumer and automotive products, Molex Picoflex® connectors have a space-saving, robust package which suits…

Bourns Adds Custom Options for Power Designs

In the interconnect, passive and electromechanical market, the slightest advantage can help secure a component’s spot in an OEM design. IP&E component manufacturer Bourns Inc. is expanding its competitive edge in the power electronics market by acquiring specific assets of the Transtek brand of magnetics components. Transtek’s product portfolio included custom transformers, inductors and coils…

Mouser Stocks Maxim DeepCover Secure ICs

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the DS28C36 DeepCover® secure authenticator from Maxim Integrated. The DS28C36 provides additional levels of IP and device integrity protection for industrial, medical, and Internet of Things (IoT) products. Maxim’s DS28C36 DeepCover secure…

AVX Releases Interconnect Sample Kit

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released an innovative new sample kit that showcases a broad range of connectors ideal for use in consumer, medical, industrial, and IoT applications in which small size and high-reliability performance are mission critical. Available as both a physical sample and as an interactive online…