With gas prices continuing to soar at sky-high levels, more U.S. consumers are considering fuel-efficient vehicles to save money, according to recent data reported by TIME. It states that 40% of Americans now expect to own an electric vehicle (EV) in the next five years, up from 30% last year, citing a study from automotive research firm CarGurus. Even Google searches for electric cars are breaking records – up by more than 400% in the U.S. last March.
One of the most common fears that people have is that of spiders, according to BBC’S Science Focus. Spindly insects with long legs and dozens of eyes either come in at number one on many top ten fears lists or a close second. Snakes, heights, and public speaking are prevalent fears among people. Medical technology manufacturers also have a common fear, but it’s not of needles, closed spaces, or germs.
The last few years have been a bit of a kerfuffle for everyone. Normal has a new definition regarding a post-Covid-19 pandemic world. The pandemic isn’t even truly over. The complications born from the pandemic, likewise, are long-lasting, such as the global semiconductor chip shortage.
If it has electric in the name, chips are a guarantee. Most of the items we interact with daily utilize chips in some capacity. How many chips a device may need varies depending on size, function, and other factors. Automotive vehicles—cars—require a large amount to perform numerous, complex functions. Electric vehicles (EVs) require even more.
P-DUKE, a leading manufacturer of high-quality AC/DC and DC/DC power supplies, recently launched the latest extension of high-power density 180W AC/DC power supplies of the TAD180 series. What’s cool about the TAD180 series? With forced air cooling, this line of power supplies can deliver up to 180W or 150W at natural convection cooling.
The Covid-19 pandemic brought plenty of firsts. One of those firsts was the long shortages. Coffee, masks, hand sanitizer, and, of course, toilet paper all suffered from shortages. It’s no surprise that after two years of global supply chain crises, most people are weary of the word “shortage.”
Let’s be honest, counterfeits are like weeds. No matter what you do, they tend to pop back up. As a reported $75 billion dollar enterprise that costs the U.S. between $200-250 billion a year, it’s no wonder counterfeiting is still an active “enterprise.”
Component obsolescence. Two words pack a mighty punch in the electronics industry. Electronics, like every marketable product, have a shelf life. While not as fast as say, dairy or vegetables at a supermarket, electronics right down to the individual components have a beginning, middle, and end.
Greetings, Earthlings! We are excited to announce our attendance at the Del Mar Electronics and Manufacturing Show (DMEMS) in San Diego, CA on May 4th – 5th. As our first show back after the pandemic, Area51 Electronics – a global distributor of electronic, electrical, and electromechanical components – is ready to tell everyone what we’re all about.
We talk a lot about buying from a certified and trusted electronic components distributor, but what does that actually mean? There are dozens of certifications, all specific to various sectors of business and their requirements for components. When buying from an electronic components distributor what certifications should you look for as part of their quality management system? Do they have a quality management system in place?