2021: The Year of the Electronic Component Shortage

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear 2021? The Covid-19 vaccine rollout? The Tokyo Olympics? NASA’s rover Perseverance landing on Mars? All are excellent answers. All are major events that happened over the course of 2021. This includes an ongoing event that made headlines throughout the year: the global semiconductor shortage.  […]

EDAC IP67 Waterproof D-Subminiature or D-Sub Connectors

EDAC, a global leader in interconnect solutions, recently released a new line of D-Seal series IP67-rated waterproof D-Subminiature connectors in both standard and high-density packages. The electrical connectors are designed to perform at the maximum level, even under the most adverse conditions. They provide cable-to-board or board-to-board connections. EDAC’s connectors come in vertical and right-angle  […]

A New Kind of Solar Power: Perovskite

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. And the last two years, well, have been rough. The pandemic, labor shortages, natural disasters, and geopolitical tension have had rippling effects throughout the world. Everyone from baristas running out of favorite coffee flavors to Apple cutting iPhone production, is hurting. Industry experts and market analysts  […]

Authorized or Independent Distributor: Which One is Best for You?

In the midst of exciting and significant technological advancements, the demand for electronic components, hardware, and assemblies is at a record high across industries such as automotive and transportation, industrial and automation, aerospace and defense, energy, and medical. As a result, components have become extremely hard to come by, to say the least. A lot  […]

Beyond the Chip: Supply Chain Solutions

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  […]

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  […]

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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