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Supply Chain More Optimistic About Q2 Component Demand

Industry experts polled in April were slightly more optimistic about electronic component demand, bookings and order cancellations than they were in March. Of roughly 20,000 global respondents to Technology Partners Consultants’ April survey, 29 percent expect a better Q2, versus 23 percent the prior month. “Based on our survey results and conversations with various supply…

How the Supply Chain Developed an IP&E Shortage

Editor’s note: The most ubiquitous components in any electronics design – interconnects, passives and electromechanical (IP&E) devices – are in the midst of an unprecedented supply shortage. What distinguishes this scarcity from others is the broad base of markets that are desperate for IP&E. OEMs are facing idle production lines while they wait for devices…

IP&E Users Get Creative as Component Shortages Linger

Editor’s note: The most ubiquitous components in any electronics design – interconnects, passives and electromechanical (IP&E) devices – are in the midst of an unprecedented supply shortage. What distinguishes this scarcity from others is the broad base of markets that are desperate for IP&E.  OEMs are facing idle production lines while they wait for devices…

TTI Stocks Murata DC-DC Converters for Railway Apps

Murata’s latest DC-DC converters designed specifically for use in railway applications are now available in Europe through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components.  With encapsulated circuitry for optimal thermal and vibration performance, the IR Series delivers market-leading power efficiency in an industry-standard half or quarter brick pinout, enabling designers to choose…

Peregrine Announces Name Change

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation today announces its corporate name change to pSemi™ Corporation, a Murata company focused on semiconductor integration. The name change coincides with two major milestones: the company’s 30-year anniversary of RF-CMOS innovation and the shipment of its 4 billionth chip. pSemi will serve as Murata’s semiconductor arm and is tasked with growing rapidly…

Mouser Ships Murata Bluetooth 5 Module

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the WSM-BL241 Bluetooth® low energy module from Murata. Based on a Nordic nRF52832 system-on-chip (SoC), the WSM-BL241 offers ultra-low-power Bluetooth 5 functionality in a small package, ideal for Internet of Things (IoT), asset-tracking, beacon, and medical applications. The Murata WSM-BL241 module, available from Mouser Electronics, leverages the powerful Nordic…

Anglia Offers Samples of Murata 0603 Metal Alloy Inductors

Murata have introduced the world’s smallest metal alloy type inductor to meet the increasing demand for more densely mounted PCB’s and smaller inductors which can handle large currents. The DSE18SA_E0 series of metal alloy 0603 inductors incorporate proprietary techniques Murata have established which utilize the high performance of windings to greatly enhance the rated current (current superposition…

Premier Magnetics Replaces Discontinued Murata Line Filters

Premier Magnetics offers replacement components for more than 36 part numbers in the PLA10ANxxx and PLA10ASxxx EMIFIL series of AC line filters discontinued by Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. The expanded PMCU series of common mode line filters are a direct cross for Murata’s parts and are available from stock. Designed for switching power supply applications,…

Can Millennials Cope With a Component Shortage?

As Baby Boomers make way for Millennials in the high-tech workforce, a new generation gap is yawning. The population reared in the digital age is engaging with colleagues whose golden rule is face-to-face communication. The current electronics market will test the skills of both generations. The electronics supply chain hasn’t faced a severe components shortage…

Future Offers Nebula IoT Development Kit

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced the launch of their Nebula IoT Development Kit with partners Cypress Semiconductor and Murata. Kits are now available to purchase for $99. The Nebula board is an IoT cloud ready board that allows developers to quickly prototype and deploy their IoT ecosystems. Wireless connectivity…