Bourns Releases Automotive Component Selection Guide

Riverside, Calif.- Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, has published a new Automotive Component Selection Guide that showcases the company’s breadth of AEC-Q200 qualified components.  In the latest short form brochure, Bourns lists its broad selection of AEC-Q200 products that include resistors and magnetics that condition and filter electronic circuits. Complementing…

Stackpole Melf Resistors Qualified to AEC-Q200

Raleigh, N.C. – Stackpole announces the release of the MLFA Series of AEC-Q200 qualified precision metal film melf resistors. AEC-Q200 has become an important passive component qualification standard for a variety of industries and end products and is no longer merely an automotive requirement. The MLFA meets all of the requirements of AEC-Q200 with exceptionally…

Component Manufacturers Target Harsh Environments

As demand for electronics components that can be used in harsh environmental conditions continues to increase, interconnect, passive and electromechanical device (IP&E) manufacturers are developing more designs that operate in a wide range of harsh environments, and quite often, also deliver smaller form factors to fit into space-constrained systems and applications. Demand also continues to…

Resistor Makers Address Anti-Sulfur Requirements

Sulfur contamination in chip resistors was primarily an issue for the automotive industry, but over the past several years it has migrated into other applications. Sulfur contamination can impact the long-term reliability of resistors in high-sulfur content environments. While there aren’t a huge number of applications in high-sulfur environments, in some industrial locations, such as…

Currency Valuations Hurt Passives Industry

Cary, N. C. — Despite steadily increasing demand from several sectors, currency valuations, particularly the Yen, Won and NT$ to the U.S. dollar are resulting in price erosion and lower revenue growth in the passive electronic components industry, according to new research from Paumanok Publications Inc. A key finding of the report, “Passive Electronic Components: World…

IP&E Suppliers Target Military Markets

Over the past month, there has been an uptick in military-related partnerships, services, and products in the interconnect, passive, and electromechanical (IP&E) industry. It may be due to MILCOM 2014 (Military Communications Conference) held earlier this month, but in any case, electronic component manufacturers and distributors are putting a lot more focus on the military…

VPG, ES Components Focus on High-Reliability Resistors

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) and ES Components, a specialty distributor of military- and commercial-grade passive components, today announced that the two companies have realigned their relationship to focus on meeting the increased demand for high-reliability, high-temperature resistors. Under the new agreement, ES Components is stocking and providing support for Vishay Foil…

IP&E Trends: Longer Deliveries for Aluminum Electrolytic Caps, Relays

The good news for buyers is that lead times and pricing trends remain stable for most interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components, according to Avnet Electronics Marketing’s most recent Market and Technology Trends report. However, purchasers should keep a close eye on lead times for surface-mount aluminum electrolytic capacitors and electromechanical relays. Production capacity at…