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Raytheon Ready to protect the homeland 

One important defense against those threats are surface-based radars that can see over the horizon to provide earlier warning and cue defensive measures. Raytheon Technologies is using its decades of expertise as an integrator of missile defense systems to develop a first-of-its-kind, next-generation over-the-horizon radar to defend the homeland. The new system will be able […]

New Scale offers rotary microstage with smallest system size and fastest integration 

New Scale Technologies, Inc. today announced its M3-RS-U2-4.5-360 Rotary Smart Stage, a miniature positioning module that simplifies the task of embedding high-precision rotary motion into scientific and industrial instruments. The latest addition to the M3 Smart Stage family features lower cost for high-volume production. It provides point-to-point angular positioning with closed-loop resolution better than 0.022 […]

The State of SiC: A Roundup of SiC Supply Cuts, Booms, and More

While some companies are scaling back SiC procurement in response to supply chain constraints, others are ramping up manufacturing and even developing SiC-focused simulation software. Source: The State of SiC: A Roundup of SiC Supply Cuts, Booms, and More – News

GaN-based Solutions Emerge To Meet Control and Charging Needs 

In recent years, the electronics industry has witnessed a paradigm shift in power management solutions, particularly in the realm of charging devices. The advent of gallium nitride (GaN) technology has revolutionized the way engineers approach power conversion and delivery systems, effectively challenging the long-standing dominance of silicon-based chargers. Source: GaN-based Solutions Emerge To Meet Control […]

Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease 4% in February 

WASHINGTON—April 6, 2023—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced global semiconductor industry sales totaled $39.7 billion during the month of February 2023, a decrease of 4.0% compared to the January 2023 total of $41.3 billion and 20.7% less than the February 2022 total of $50.0 billion. Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics […]

Distributing Your Component Availability Needs in the Growing World of Obsolescence 

Obsolete electronic components are an issue many companies think about very little – until they have to think about them a lot. In the world of electronic components, IHS Markit reports that the average life cycle of integrated circuits has decreased by about 30 percent over the past two decades. Organizations that partner with a […]

The Transistor at 75: The First Makers, Part 2 

Part 1 of this article discussed the spark that ignited the commercial semiconductor industry. It was the 1952 Transistor Symposium conducted by Bell Telephone Laboratories (BTL). A book published by BTL called A History of Engineering and Science in the Bell System: Electronics Technology (1925-1975) stated that twenty-six domestic and fourteen foreign transistor licensees of […]

Passive Components for Defense Electronics in 2023

Dennis Zogbi, Paumanok Inc. publishes on TTI Market Eye 2023 outlook on passive components for defence electronics. The article shows electronic materials price trends for passive electronic components. Source: Passive Components for Defense Electronics in 2023

European components distribution reports record 2022

Distribution of European components ended 2022 in a record-breaking fashion. DMASS Ltd. says that unexpectedly robust semiconductor sales and normalizing sales in IP&E (Interconnect, Passive and Electromechanical) components led to reported revenues of EUR 5.03 Billion in Q4, which were 27.8% higher than the same quarter last year. Semiconductors saw record Q3 sales of EUR […]

Distribution Jack Up Export Rules Compliance Efforts

US and European Union laws restricting the export of some electronic components and devices to certain regions of the globe leave little room for dissent or failure to achieve compliance. The cost to companies that even unwittingly violate any of the growing set of rules and regulations can be enormous, in addition to the possibility […]

The Transistor at 75: The First Makers, Part 1 

Last November, our industry celebrated the 75th anniversary of the announcement by Bell Telephone Labs (BTL) of the transistor’s birth. I knew that many facets of the transistor’s invention would be well covered so I didn’t plan to add an article to this pile because I didn’t feel I had much to improve upon what […]

Panthronics Introduces Single-Chip Solution for NFC Wireless Battery Charging

Panthronics AG has released the industry’s first integrated, single-chip solution for the listener circuit in NFC wireless charging systems. The PTX30W is an integrated solution that is easier to implement than a circuit made of multiple discrete components. The fully autonomous chipset runs an NFC Forum-derived wireless charging protocol that supports power negotiation. This means that the PTX30W […]