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June 11, 2021

Ruthenium and Other Metals for High-Volume Passive Electronic Components: Examining the Supply Chain

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - The rising price of ruthenium is a serious concern, with the key metal's price spike from $44 per Troy ounce to $850 per Troy ounce in a short time. Dennis Zogbi reviews the prices of ruthenium, palladium, copper and other metals used...

June 11, 2021 03:53 PM

June 07, 2021

A Rover from Down Under

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - When you think of Martian or Lunar Rovers, the land Down Under may not be at the top of the list. We think of NASA, Blue Origin, or SpaceX. If you dig just a little you will find that Universities around the world compete in annual competitions...

June 07, 2021 04:02 PM


Media -- eBOM - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has released new UBC 550 Series ultra-broadband capacitors designed to deliver reliable, repeatable...

June 07, 2021 04:02 PM

Taiyo Yuden shutdown Malaysian factory due to COVID-19 new cases

Media -- SemiMedia - On June 4, Taiyo Yuden announced that its Malaysian factory will be temporarily closed until June 14.

Taiyo Yuden stated in the announcement that its Malaysian subsidiary TAIYO YUDEN (SARAWAK) SDN. BHD. is currently closed from May 29th...

June 07, 2021 03:10 PM

June 06, 2021

IMS 2021: New Technologies, New Products

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - Samtec is proud to participate in IMS 2021, both in-person at the Georgia World Congress Center in booth 1241 on June 8 and 9, 2021, and virtually June 20-25. At IMS 2021, Samtec will present:

June 06, 2021 09:38 PM

Out of Tragedies and Supply-Chain Challenges Comes Resiliency

Electronics -- Molex Blog - "When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions."* The extent to which supply chains can take a beating is one of the great questions to have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic. We saw a rapidly growing impact on parts supply...

June 06, 2021 09:37 PM

Passive component vendors may see production in Malaysia disrupted

Media -- DIGITIMES - Malaysia is where a number of Japan- and Taiwan-based passive component vendors operate their regional factory sites, and their production may be disrupted by an ongoing two-week nationwide lockdown there, posing a further impact to the already-tight...

June 06, 2021 03:52 AM

TE Connectivity improves oil condition monitoring in heavy equipment and hydraulic systems with first-of-its-kind OPS3 multi-parametric oil quality sensor

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Oils in commercial vehicles are becoming more technical with increased additives that are decreasing oil resistivity and resulting in poor oil conditions. To improve machine condition monitoring,...

June 06, 2021 03:43 AM

Malaysia Lockdown Will Impact Passives

Aspencore -- EPS News - National governments in Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia, have been instituting increasingly stringent pandemic control measures in response to the intensifying Covid-19 pandemic in these countries. Remarkably,...

June 06, 2021 03:24 AM

June 02, 2021

Supercapacitors: Automotive & Transportation Sector Fastest-Growing Market

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - The global market for supercapacitors is the largest, as also the fastest growing, in Asia-Pacific The Automotive & Transportation sector is expected to be the fastest-growing market for Supercapacitors, the global demand for which...

June 02, 2021 04:21 PM

Alpha Wire Released Innovative EcoWire Plus

Media -- Electronics Maker - Alpha Wire, a global leader in connectivity solutions, has released Innovative EcoWire. It combines increased performance with a minimized environmental impact, and provides a perfect cable solution for the global carbon neutrality...

June 02, 2021 04:18 PM

Molex has a Brand New Brand: Creating Connections for Life

Electronics -- Molex Blog - What's in a brand? It's what we stand for, what we hold to be true. It's a promise we make every day to our customers, our partners and our employees, to listen, consult and support each distinct group in unique ways. It distinguishes us...

June 02, 2021 12:02 AM

New Cutting-Edge, 112 Gbps PAM4 Connector Solutions At OFC 2021

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - OFC 2021 is a virtual event, where 100+ exhibitors showcase solutions in network equipment and software, active and passive components, test and manufacturing equipment, data center/IT products, cable and fibre. Attendees can interact one-on-one...

June 02, 2021 12:00 AM

June 01, 2021

NKK Switches of America Names Laurence Sweeney as Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing

Business Wire -- NKK Switches, a global designer, manufacturer and switch solution provider of innovative electromechanical switches, announces the appointment of Laurence Sweeney as Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing for NKK Switches of America, Inc. effective...

June 01, 2021 11:41 PM

Littelfuse Appoints Maggie Chu as Chief Human Resources Officer

Business Wire -- Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFUS), an industrial technology manufacturing company empowering a sustainable, connected, and safer world, announced today it has appointed Maggie Chu as the company's Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources...

June 01, 2021 11:40 PM

70 Years of Success for UK-Based Resistor Company ARCOL

Ohmite -- UK-based resistor company ARCOL today announced it is celebrating 70 years of being in the resistor business.

ARCOL (an acronym for Ashburton's Resistor Company Limited) was founded in 1952 in London, England.ARCOL has manufactured quality resistors to consumer, medical, automotive, and military spaces for the last 70 years. The company has kept pace with these markets and met the changing needs of its customers time and time again, making it a top competitor in its field and an attractive partner to companies like Ohmite.

June 01, 2021 08:14 PM

Crossing the MLCC supply void

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - Johanson Technology's vice president, Scott Horton, explains how domestic MLCC manufacturers are ramping capacity to fulfill orders for large format, high Q ceramic capacitors.

Industrial, medical and military demand for high quality,...

June 01, 2021 05:12 PM

New IP67 Rated USB Type-C Connector

Media -- eBOM - Stewart Connector, a Bel group company today announces a new IP67 rated USB Type-C connector. The IP67 rated USB Type-C connectors are used in IoT applications where reliability and functionality are necessary when Ethernet moves outside typical...

June 01, 2021 04:23 PM

Supply chain: Yageo raises the price of passive components

Media -- SemiMedia - According to supply chain, Yageo has recently notified customers that its chip resistors and tantalum capacitors will increase in price by 1%, and MLCC will increase by about 1% to 3%. The new prices will take effect on June 1.

June 01, 2021 04:23 PM

Quartz component vendor TXC returns to Apple supply chain

Media -- DIGITIMES - Quartz component supplier TXC has returned to the list of Apple's top 200 suppliers for 2020 thanks to its strong competitiveness in manufacturing technology, quality management and production capacity, and is poised to sustain robust growth...

June 01, 2021 04:21 PM

May 31, 2021

TDK offers extremely compact current-compensated ring core double chokes for very high frequencies

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762) presents a new series of very compact current-compensated EPCOS power line ring core double chokes for very high frequencies. The B82791H2*N010 series is available with current...

May 31, 2021 08:05 PM

Passive components shipments affected by IC shortages

Media -- DIGITIMES - Passive components makers are closely monitoring the impact of IC shortages on their actual shipments for notebook, server and automotive segments, so as to work out optimal materials procurement and inventory policies, according to industry...

May 31, 2021 08:00 PM

Murata expands Minato MIRAI Innovation Center

Media -- Evertiq - Murata Manufacturing announces the opening of Murata Mirai Mobility, an exhibition facility for automotive products, and Murata Interactive Communication Space, a facility to promote open innovation, in its Minato MIRAI Innovation Center.

May 31, 2021 07:57 PM

May 30, 2021

What We Can Learn from the Indy 500

Electronics -- Molex Blog - Showcasing our capabilities for speed, precision, agility and innovation, we at Molex are once again co-sponsoring a car that's racing in the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 30. Partnering with Dale Coyne Racing as a co-sponsor with Mouser,...

May 30, 2021 01:44 AM

New Micro Power Connectors: Cable Assembly and Board-to-Board Systems

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - Mountain Dew to Diet Mountain Dew. M&M's to Peanut M&M's. Clorox Bleach to Clorox Wipes. Coors to Coors Light. These are a few well-known and successful brand extensions in the consumer product world.

May 30, 2021 01:43 AM

KEMET Introduces High Temperature, Power DC-Link Film Capacitor for Extended Lifetime Requirements in Automotive and Green Energy Applications

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - KEMET, part of the YAGEO Group and leading global electronic components supplier, announces its new C4AK high temperature, power film DC-Link capacitor designed for continuous operation up to 1,000 hours at 135℃....

May 30, 2021 01:14 AM

May 27, 2021

Inductors: TDK offers extremely compact current-compensated ring core double chokes for very high frequencies

Electronics -- EPCOS - TDK Corporation presents a new series of very compact current-compensated EPCOS power line ring core double chokes for very high frequencies. The B82791H2*N010 series is available with current ratings from 1.5 A to 4 A at a nominal ambient temperature...

May 27, 2021 09:12 PM

Can Digital Drug Delivery Help Eliminate Healthcare Disparities and Close Research Gaps?

Electronics -- Molex Blog - Machine learning and AI tools are already driving precision medicine and improving diagnostic, treatment and prevention strategies for individual patients. However, we can celebrate these achievements only so much. Because, at the same time,...

May 27, 2021 09:11 PM

Workbench Wednesday with Molex's Zach Bradford Focuses on High-Speed Connectors

Electronics -- Molex Blog - Technological developments in the automotive, medical and industrial markets have increased the need for high-speed connectors that mostly had been used in the data center/telecommunications arena.

In a recent element14 Workbench Wednesday...

May 27, 2021 09:09 PM

May 26, 2021

TE's CeeLok FAS-X connectors are MIL-DTL-32546 approved

Media -- eBOM - TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, received The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) approval for its CeeLok FAS-X connector product line for MIL-DTL-32546. Designed with standard 38999 shells and reliable AS39029 contacts,...

May 26, 2021 05:15 PM

Selecting the Best Inductor for Your DC-DC Converter

Media -- eeNews Europe - The use of dc-dc converters is increasing. As electronic systems become more miniaturized, mobile, complicated, and popular, the power requirements become more varied. Proper inductor selection requires a good understanding...

May 26, 2021 05:00 PM

May 25, 2021

Drones and UAVs

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - The market for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more popularly known as drones, is growing quickly. Whether used in government or commercial roles, modern UAVs combine the advantages of high-performance aircraft with the functionality of...

May 25, 2021 06:39 PM

Engineering Smarter with Supplyframe

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - We recently worked with Supplyframe on their "Engineering Smarter with Samtec" video to highlight some ways that Samtec helps the engineering community design their products more efficiently. We understand that a connector may seem like...

May 25, 2021 06:36 PM

May 23, 2021

Charge Control Methods for SuperCapacitors

Electronics -- AVX - Circuit designs exploiting the increased energy storage provided by supercapacitors require more careful consideration of the increased power handling than that of batteries when charging these devices. The unique composition of electrochemical...

May 23, 2021 07:02 PM

Advanced Performance Bulk Capacitors for Mission-Critical Applications in the Automotive and Aerospace Markets

Electronics -- AVX - The integration of smarter and more densely interconnected electronics into virtually all aspects of daily life has led to massive performance enhancements and increased efficiencies that are significantly improving user experiences and...

May 23, 2021 07:01 PM

AVX Releases New UBC 550 Series Ultra-Broadband Capacitors for Reliable, Repeatable Performance From 16khz To 70+Ghz

Electronics -- AVX - Optimized for high-performance, ultra-broadband microwave and millimeter-wave RF applications, the new UBC 550Z, 550U, and 550L Series capacitors have a rugged and compact single-piece, surface-mount, multilayer ceramic construction and exhibit...

May 23, 2021 06:04 PM

From VHS Tapes to Buying a Car Online, How Far Technology Has Come

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - Since I was a kid, I've always been a fan of technology making life better. When I was 8, I remember programming the VCR to record the morning cartoons so I wouldn't miss the good ones after the bus picked me up from school. When I was 10,...

May 23, 2021 06:01 PM

Medical Wearables: Designing for Daily Life

Electronics -- Molex Blog - Consumers have grown accustomed to personal and wearable electronics, including personal wellness monitors like step trackers. Building on this trend, the medical market is innovating wearables that monitor vitals and health conditions. Continued...

May 23, 2021 05:58 PM

Embedded Vision Applications Expand

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - Human vision in indispensable and often taken for granted. Similarly machine, or embedded, vision influences daily human life in ways thought impossible.

Simply, machine vision refers to the ability of embedded systems to "see". Key system...

May 23, 2021 05:58 PM

Samtec And Glenair Provide Mil/Aero Fiber Optic Cable Solutions

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - Samtec and Glenair(r) are working to supply rugged, high-density, high-performance fiber optic cable solutions for mil/aero applications.

Next-generation military systems demand optimized SWaP-C for increased performance, longer mission...

May 23, 2021 05:57 PM

Left to Our Own Devices: Making Medical Technology Work is the Real Design Challenge

Electronics -- Molex Blog - Remote digital healthcare for patient monitoring and digital drug delivery has been a reality for some time, but it hasn't gained much attention outside the medical field. That is, until the COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on the critical...

May 23, 2021 05:05 AM

Practical Ports for Perfect Performance - Pretend or Possible?

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - Enough of the letter "P" already. Message recieved.

In any case, modeling and simulating next-gen 224 Gbps signal channels poses many challenges. Design engineers must optimize the entire signal path, not just a specific component. The...

May 23, 2021 05:04 AM

Samtec And Glenair Partner On Mil/Aero Fiber Optic Cable Solutions

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - Samtec and Glenair(r) announced a strategic partnership targeting rugged, high-density, high-performance fiber optic cable solutions for mil/aero applications.

Next-generation military systems demand optimized SWaP-C for increased performance,...

May 23, 2021 05:03 AM

Power capacitors: TDK introduces new DC link capacitors with exceptionally low ESL

Electronics -- EPCOS Press - TDK Corporation presents a new series of EPCOS power capacitors for DC link applications. The new capacitors are available for rated voltages of 700 V DC to 2000 V DC and cover a capacitance range of 20 uF to 270 uF. The current handling...

May 23, 2021 05:03 AM

EMEA Leadership Changes

Electronics -- Abracon News - Abracon is proud to announce an update to our leadership in the EMEA region! Roberto Politi will assume the leadership responsibility of our EMEA business operations as the General Manager of the region.

May 23, 2021 05:02 AM

Samtec Exhibits at AUVSI XPONENTIAL Virtual Trade Show

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - As a NASA flight enthusiast, the idea of unmanned aerial vehicle systems (also known as drones) sounds like a lot of fun. A good example of how fun drones can be is through drone racing...yes you read that right... drone racing!

May 23, 2021 05:00 AM

Focus on Avionics

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - The aerospace industry has had a tough time over the last 12 months. Not only has the commercial aviation market suffered severely from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the industry has not been able to showcase its latest developments.

May 23, 2021 04:59 AM