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Forewarned is forearmed

Getting to grips with different counterfeiting techniques makes it easier to avoid them, advises president and chief operating officer at …

POSTED February 23, 2017

Putting an end to end-of-life

There’s plenty of advice on managing obsolescence, but wouldn’t it be easier to source from a supplier committed to maintaining …

POSTED February 22, 2017

Choosing an EMS: your checklist

Don’t let a few cents off up front influence your choice of EMS provider; it could cost you time, money …

POSTED February 20, 2017

IoT success depends on connectivity

In the IoT age, M2M applications will increasingly use the internet for communication, where wireless connectivity is becoming a prerequisite, …

POSTED February 16, 2017

Reliable independent distributors invest in equipment and processes to detect fake parts

Before buying parts from an independent distributor, purchasers should check what investment the distributor has made in testing and screening …

POSTED February 15, 2017

Secure IoT depends on IP protection

As engineers explore the internet-of-things, purchasers need to ensure the security of intellectual property throughout the procurement and programming process. …

POSTED February 14, 2017

Change is a dead cert

IoT has the potential to change not just what distributors sell, but the way those products are sold and shipped; …

POSTED February 10, 2017

Specialised distributors offer product expertise, high service

Some distributors that specialize in connectors, passives or other components compete with larger broad line distributors by James Carbone The …

POSTED February 8, 2017

2-watt DC/DC converters in less than 1/3 square inches

The new 2W RTC2 series modules from RECOM come in a six-pin SMD open-frame package with a footprint of less …

POSTED January 30, 2017

Buyers face impact of chip industry consolidation and higher prices in 2017

A shrinking semiconductor supply base could lead to higher prices for some components and mean changes in commodity strategies by …

POSTED January 27, 2017