Component Shortages Define First Half of 2018…& Beyond

High capacitance base metal electrode multilayered ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs), resistors, semiconductors, graphics cards: the list of electronics products in short supply continues to grow. Component makers, distributors, and OEMs alike are concerned as industry pundits point to the possibility of shortages lasting years.   The reasons are myriad. New and evolving markets, including automotive, defense,…

Nearly 14 Million Pounds (6.3 million Kilograms) of Used Batteries Recycled in 2017

Atlanta/Toronto  – January 24, 2018 – Call2Recycle, North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship and recycling program, today reported that their partners, stewards and collection sites recycled nearly 14 million pounds (6.3 million kilograms) of batteries throughout the U.S. and Canada in 2017. These results contribute to Call2Recycle’s mission of keeping batteries out of landfills. To…

Sager Electronics Acquires Distribution & Supply Business of Power Sources Unlimited

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. –  Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components and provider of value-add solutions, announced that it has acquired the distribution and supply business of Power Sources Unlimited, Inc., (PSUI) a specialty distributor of power conversion products headquartered in Wrentham, Massachusetts.  Frank Flynn, President of Sager Electronics, stated,…

Obexion Tackles Lithium Battery Shipping Challenges

For electronics OEMs, shipping lithium batteries and products that integrate lithium batteries has become a nightmare of shifting regulations and potential disasters. Now, two industry giants are collaborating to deliver an affordable, high-tech packaging solution to meet these demanding challenges conveniently. Obexion will change the way you transport and store batteries. Image source: Obexion. Dangerous…

Find Your Power on Sager Electronics’ Specialized Website

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. – Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of Interconnect, Power and Electromechanical components, welcomes design engineers and purchasing professionals to “find their power” on its power.sager.com website. The site, designed specifically with the engineer in mind, offers over 15,000 world-class AC/DC, DC/DC and DC/AC solutions from 20 leading power supply manufacturers. During…

Electronics Distributors Need a Marketplace Strategy to Defeat Amazon

Amazon has painted an enormous bullseye on the backs of B2B distributors across numerous verticals, from industrial supply to building materials. The e-commerce giant will eventually move deeper into more complex segments, including electronic components. As previously written, the market for passive components, such as capacitors and resistors, is particularly vulnerable to Amazon’s B2B marketplace…

PULS Products Now Available from Digi-Key

Digi-Key’s worldwide customers now have fast and easy access to AC/DC and DC/DC converters from PULS, the DIN-rail power supply specialist. The power supplies and matching supplementary modules are now in stock at Digi-Key and available for immediate shipment. “We are excited to work with Digi-Key to offer PULS products worldwide to their broad customer…

Solid State Batteries Aim to Top Li-ion

LAKE WALES, Fla. — Batteries could be transformed from our slowest growing technology to our fastest growing advanced technology if Ilika Technologies Ltd. (University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton U.K.) can realize its dream of self-powered systems-on-chip (SoCs). By eliminating the liquid cores of every other battery technology under the sun — especially the flammable…