Component Shortages to Last ‘Longer Than Expected’

There’s no short-term relief ahead for electronics manufacturers that are scrambling for components. Tight supplies of capacitors and resistors are expected to last into mid-2018—longer than industry experts expected. The dreaded words “allocation” and “double-ordering” are coming up more frequently, meaning OEMs and EMS providers are facing long-term sourcing challenges. Thick- and thin-film chip resistor…

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…

Digi-Key Adds New 3D Models for Vishay Optoelectronics

Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, today announced the addition of symbols, footprints, and 3D models for Vishay’s catalog of optoelectronics products. The models, made available via online parts library SnapEDA, can be downloaded for free for most major PCB design tools. Designers spend days creating digital models for each component in their circuit board designs. With…

Power Semiconductors: Lead Times Continue to Stretch

Lead times for power discrete semiconductors, including MOSFETs, diodes, rectifiers and thyristors, have stretched significantly in 2017 due to increased demand particularly from automotive and industrial applications, according to market experts. For some devices, lead times have stretched to 24 to 30 weeks. Diodes, rectifiers, and low- and high-voltage MOSFETs are currently posing the biggest…

Vishay Awards Future Electronics

Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, was named Passives Distributor of the Year 2016 by Vishay for the Americas. Future Electronics was also named Semiconductor Distributor of the Year 2016 and Full Service Distributor of the Year 2016. The announcement was made at the recent Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) held at The…