Amazing Microelectronic Offers CAN Bus Transceivers with Fail-Safe Protection

Amazing Microelectronic – a leading supplier of ESD protection solutions and specific analog IC, including transceivers and EMI filters – offers CAN bus transceivers. Their most popular CAN transceivers include the AZKN1040T and the AZKN1044T. Designed to withstand harsh environments, the transceivers feature over-voltage and over-temperature protection, and fail-safe protection. The CAN bus transceiver is  […]

Area51 Electronics to Participate at the AEMS Show on Nov 16-17

Greetings, Earthlings! We are excited to announce our attendance at the Anaheim Electronics and Manufacturing Show (AEMS) in Anaheim, CA on November 16-17th. Area51 Electronics is a global distributor of electronic, electrical, and electromechanical components, and end-of-life parts. Here is what you can learn from our experienced aliens: Authorized x Independent Distributor: Everything you need,  […]

The Current State of the Semiconductor Industry (Now Until 2023)

After close to two years of continual news coverage on the global semiconductor crisis, there is finally talk that the chip shortage could come to an end—and soon! But is it true? What is the current state of the semiconductor industry? While there are a few positive indicators supporting an early end, including promising US  […]

5 Important Changes Electric Vehicles Bring to the Table

The future is here and it’s electrifying. While slick hair and leather jackets from Grease are making a comeback, the gas-powered Ford De Luxe convertible that played the titular role of Greased Lighting is not. Once a niche section of the automotive industry, electric vehicles are becoming more mainstream by the year. By 2035? Experts  […]

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  […]

Has the Semiconductor Shortage Impacted Demand for Electric Vehicles?

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.  […]

Time for a Check-In: How Are We Doing with Lead Times and the Shortage?

After a year of natural disasters, Covid-19 variants and lockdowns, all peppered with geopolitical tension, what’s in the forecast for 2022? Just three months into the new year, industry experts have tentatively forecasted what to expect in the third year into global shortage. While most agree that the shortage will continue throughout 2022 and into  […]

Japan Semiconductor Plants Suffer Another Setback Second Year in A Row

On March 16th, 2022, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan’s Fukushima prefecture. The quake cut off power to millions of people, according to a report by CNN, with over 100 people injured and 4 killed. A tsunami warning was put into effect but lifted Thursday morning after no abnormalities were detected  […]

How is the War in Ukraine Affecting the Global Chip Shortage?

The world’s supply chains are highly-interconnected and fragile beasts. They are prone to disruptions from crises and conflicts no matter where they strike in the world. The best example of this problem? When the initial lockdowns in China began at the start of the pandemic. What followed was the 2020-2022 global semiconductor shortage. Fires, storms,  […]

Biden Calls on Congress to Put Chip Production Front and Center

“Made in America” was an overarching theme in President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. “That means make more cars,” he clarified, “and semiconductors in America. More infrastructure and innovation in America. More goods moving faster and cheaper in America. More jobs where you can earn a good living in America.” Biden  […]

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