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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

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

New High-Gloss STYLE-CASE Handheld Enclosures from OKW

OKW has launched STYLE-CASE, a new range of high-gloss ergonomic handheld enclosures for OEM electronics. STYLE-CASE is ideal for remote …

POSTED January 27, 2017

New KYOCERA 7129 Series Board to Board Connector Helps Reduce Charging Times for Mobile Devices

Kyocera Connector Products Corporation announced that it has developed a board to board battery connector for use with portable electronic …

POSTED January 25, 2017

Think positive

ECIA president and chief executive officer, John Denslinger, explains what can be deduced from the current market indicators and asks …

POSTED January 23, 2017

Start small, think big

Supply chain optimization brings well-known benefits such as lower total cost of ownership, but can these savings be realized on …

POSTED January 21, 2017