Reliance on Compliance: Evolving Industry Standards

The variety of product labeling standards set forth, or under consideration, by organizations such as the Electronics Components Industry Association (ECIA), Electronics Components Association (ECA), Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JDEC), Government Electronics and Information Technology Association (GEIA), now part of TechAmerica, Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) present additional labeling challenges.…

Important Regulatory Developments from the EU and California

I have been helping an increasing number of clients track and understand their options regarding the expiration of all RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) Annex III exemptions for products in all RoHS categories—except 8 and 9—as of July 21, 2016 (see Article 5, paragraph 2). A few European Union-based industry associations are managing working groups (some of…

CDM Stocking Full Line of Kings Connectors

CDM Electronics, a premier authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, carries the full line of Kings® by Winchester Electronics’ RoHS-compliant, 50- Ohm Mil-Spec RF connectors and accessories for today’s mission-critical military and aerospace communications applications.  CDM now stocks one of the industry’s largest inventories of standard and customizable Kings’ 50-Ohm RF interconnect products, which…

Ametherm Expands RoHS Offering

As part of Ametherm’s commitment to the environment and its customers, the company today announced that its product lineup now includes a wide array of RoHS-2-certified (with Exemption 7a and 7(c)-1) inrush current limiters and NTC thermistors for a variety of applications. Ametherm RoHS-compliant part numbers are indicated by the suffixes “SL,” “SG,” “MS,” and…

Coilcraft Power Inductors Combine High Current, Low DC Resistance

Cary, IL, USA – Coilcraft Inc. has launched the XAL1010 series of high-temperature, shielded power inductors that combine excellent current handling and low DC resistance (DCR) in a rugged, molded package. Available in the popular, cube-shaped package (10.0 x 11.3 x 10.0 mm), the inductor series is available with thirteen inductance values from 0.22 to…