Chip Shortage: How Will It Affect the Holiday Shopping Season?

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With about a month left in 2021, it seems like only yesterday the world was celebrating the end of 2020. The holiday shopping season is in full swing once again. But this year’s traditional shopping spree will be more of a mad dash than normal. The reasons? The ongoing chip shortage and supply chain issues.  […]

Beyond the Chip: Supply Chain Solutions

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While the ongoing chip shortage and supply chain issues continues to dominate the news these days, one thing you probably haven’t heard about much is – what happens when you do get your hands on that much-desired electronic part? For some distributors, it’s more than just a short-term “win.” It’s about delivering a complete, end-to-end  […]

Diversify Your Supply Chain: A Possible Solution to the Semiconductor Shortage?

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Will diversifying your supply chain solve the issues that come with the global semiconductor shortage? Not entirely—but diversifying your supply chain can absolutely help you optimize your supply chain and even secure hard-to-find or obsolete electronic components during the semiconductor shortage. As much as we all hope the supply-demand struggle will come to a swift  […]

P-DUKE Launches New 6-Watt AC/DC Power Supply

P-DUKE, a leading manufacturer of high quality AC/DC and DC/DC power supplies, recently launched a series of innovative 6-watt AC/DC power supplies, the PSC06HS line. The new series supports wide input voltage from 85-530VAC, which can cover from 100, 115, 230, and 277VAC single-phase nominal supply voltage, or up to 480VAC three-phase line-to-line supply voltage  […]

5 Ways to Determine if an Electronic Component is Counterfeit

U.S. companies lose $200-250 billion in revenue each year because of counterfeit parts. Beyond that, counterfeit parts can cause irreparable harm including reputational damage, compromised national security, and even have life or death consequences. Counterfeit components are hard to detect, and come in many different forms—remarked, overproduced, defective, cloned, tampered, and/or forged documentation. Regardless of  […]

SETsafe | SETfuse Introduces Transient Voltage Suppression to its Lineup

SETsafe | SETfuse is committed to providing innovative solutions for high standard safety and protection. The manufacturer of circuit protection solutions and components recently launched a new addition to its overvoltage protection solution lineup – the Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) diode. What is Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS)? Transients are short duration spikes in voltage that  […]

Supplier Diversity, Defined

You’ve probably heard the term, “supplier diversity” in your line of business. But what exactly does the term mean? The concept of supplier diversity originally began in 1953 with the establishment of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to ensure that small businesses were given fair and equal opportunities to bid on and win federal  […]

An Update on the U.S. Semiconductor Industry

The semiconductor chip shortage that has plagued supply chains beginning in 2020 and have lasted through this year is expected to linger into 2022, and possibly longer, most industry analysts agree. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused shortages across industries ranging from healthcare equipment, to trampolines, to paper, while demand for semiconductor-equipped technologies has only increased.  […]

Beyond the Chip: Why Value-Added Solutions Are a Win-Win

So you’ve finally procured your desired electronic component. Now what? With the global semiconductor shortage significantly changing the way companies do business, it’s no surprise that some distributors are offering more than just the actual product. So instead of providing only the electronic component, some distributors will include value-added services such as connector assemblies, kitting,  […]

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