Quality Doesn’t Have to be Sacrificed During Crises

A lot of things have changed over the past few years. Global shortages have had a major impact on the way the world’s many supply chains function. It comes as no surprise that electronic components and the electronics industry have needed to re-examine their earlier legacy systems. The global shortage of semiconductors has been prolonged  […]

Protecting Your Supply Chain with a Robust Quality Management System

When electronic components are hard to find, desperation can set in. Add in the ongoing global semiconductor chip shortage. Plus, the longer lead times. What you’ve got here is a potential recipe for disaster. As the semiconductor shortage rages on – suppliers, manufacturers, and businesses are finding alternative ways of stocking up on chips. With  […]

Introducing the new Area51 Electronics Website!

Here it is – our first blog post! We have big things in store and can’t wait to share the fun news with you. Our team is thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new website. We’ve made some huge changes in order to help our customers contact us quickly and easily. In the  […]

What Does Suspect Counterfeit Mean?

You’ve just acquired an electronic chip. At first glance, it looks like the real deal. But to the properly trained eye, there is something off with the product. The fonts are different, the surface looks like it was coated with polymer, and the wiring is inconsistent. Chances are you’ve acquired a suspect counterfeit part. What  […]

Finding the One: 4 Things to Look for When Selecting a Distributor

The New Year is here. But it’s never too late to build up your inventory, given the recent pandemic-driven component shortages. Finding the right distributor for your business is critical to building long-term resilience and success. With so many options and choices – from authorized to independent electronic part distributors – the decision can be  […]

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