obsolescence, management, electronics, EOL

Component Obsolescence: Managing the Unmanageable

Manufacturers of long-lifecycle products have been trying to “manage” component obsolescence for decades. The decision to end a device’s useful life (EOL) is solely in the hands of original component manufacturers (OCMs). Therefore, equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have been largely forced into a reactive, rather than proactive, stance in terms of obsolescence management. The challenges have…

counterfiets, electronics, components

Counterfeit Reports Fell in 2017; 2018 Trend Unclear

Incidents of counterfeit electronic components dropped dramatically in 2017, according to ERAI Inc., a global organization that monitors, investigates, and reports issues affecting the supply chain. ERAI reported a total of 771 suspect counterfeit and nonconforming parts in 2017, which shows a marked decline from prior years. The organization is cautious, however, about drawing too…

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…

Celestica to Acquire Atrenne Integrated Solutions

Celestica, Inc. (NYSE:CLS) (TSX:CLS), a leader in design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions for the world’s most innovative companies, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Atrenne Integrated Solutions, Inc. Atrenne is a leading designer and manufacturer of ruggedized electromechanical solutions serving multiple markets, primarily for military and commercial aerospace…

Kilopass NVM OTP Achieves GlobalFoundries 3-Lot Qualification

Kilopass Technology Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor logic embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced that it successfully achieved a three-lot qualification on GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) 14nm LPP (Low Power Process) technology platform for its one-time programmable (OTP) NVM technology. Three-lot qualification requires separate wafer runs, each with hundreds of samples. Each sample…

Aeronautics Buys Chassis Plans

Chassis Plans (www.chassis-plans.com) has been acquired by Aeronautics Ltd of Israel (https://aeronautics-sys.com). Chassis Plans’ rugged and custom solutions for computer hardware and displays will provide Aeronautics with complete end to end solutions for its integrated products in the US and throughout its global operations. “In return, this acquisition gives Chassis Plans access to Aeronautics’ global…

6 Meaningful Ways Businesses Can Support Veterans (Part 1)

By Steven Weintraub, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (Reserve) (First of two parts) Most Americans feel truly grateful to our nation’s veterans and military personnel and take many opportunities available to express that gratitude. But what does one do to specifically show appreciation for those families of service members, veterans, and all currently serving military to…

H+K LVDT Sensors Available for Purchase Online

Hoffmann + Krippner announces a new product addition to their redesigned, user-friendly online shop. In addition to Sensofoil linear and rotary membrane potentiometers, cleanroom / medical keyboards and emPC A/RPI Industrial PCs, the shop now features inelta LVDT linear displacement sensors. The new online inelta portfolio ranges from standard and miniature displacement sensors to sensors…