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06.16.2016 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry’s annual flagship conference. DAC offers education, exhibits and networking opportunities for designers, researchers, More...

06.13.2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

In 2015, the top 10 companies for telecom sales had total revenues of almost $483 billion. Apple’s iPhone sales, at $155.5 billion, were nearly one third of the sales of all top 10 companies.

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06.07.2016 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

06.06.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

I’m sitting across from a team of engineers in Huntsville (Rocket City), Alabama and they have a problem. Apparently an external power supply on the International Space Station was failing repeatedly More...

05.10.2016 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

If it seems to you that Bluetooth and WiFi, the two most widely used forms of wireless connectivity, have been around for a very long time, well, it’s pretty much true. Back in 1994, Ericsson invented More...

05.05.2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

In 2015, the top 10 countries for military expenditures represented 74% of the total, worldwide outlay, according to SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute). The U.S. leads the list at More...

05.03.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The global capacitor industry, which for the purposes of this article includes ceramic, aluminum, tantalum and plastic film capacitors of all types and configurations, will accounted approximately $20 More...

04.19.2016 // Barbara Jorgensen in: Supply Chain

There is no shortage of data within the electronics supply chain. Suppliers, distributors and customers share forecasts, inventory data, order status and compliance information; they transact business More...

04.14.2016 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

The annual Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) and exposition was held at the Long Beach (CA) Convention & Entertainment Center last month. As at the last few APECs, Wide Bandgap (WBG) materials More...

04.10.2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

The euro and yen decline in value against the US dollar has started to moderate in 2016 while the Chinese yuan is now declining more in value to the dollar. The following table measures the decline for More...

04.05.2016 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

First, I’ve now gotten asked about a million times whether any of the EU RoHS “Pack 9” exemptions have been extended. In fact, that’s the wrong question; the right question is whether the Oeko Institut More...

03.29.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

The fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, has proven to be an unusual economic year in the history of tracking the global capacitor, resistor and inductor markets worldwide. The market environment is succumbing More...

03.24.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Forecast changes in temperature requirements in defense and downhole pump electronics have challenged the capacitor industry to produce new products that can operate in exceedingly higher temperatures More...

03.24.2016 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

With Easter rapidly approaching it is perhaps appropriate for us to engage in an egg hunt type of game. From time to time our legislators make us play find the prize by tucking important passages into More...

03.15.2016 // Dennis M. Zogbi in: Passives

Passive Electronic Components: State of the Industry More...

02.16.2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

2015 was a difficult year for the connector industry. With the exchange rate headwinds coupled with uncertain economic times, stock market turmoil and socio-political unrest, the results were hardly surprising.

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02.12.2016 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

Now in its 21st year, DesignCon is one of the largest annual gatherings of chip, board and systems designers in the country. More...

02.10.2016 // Mike Kirschner in: Supply Chain

No less than five and a half years after its first draft revision of the regulation, on January 21, 2016 China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, along with seven other ministries, finally More...

01.20.2016 // Murray Slovick in: Passives

Automotive systems represent a growing area of opportunity for passives and capacitors in particular. Driver assistance systems, for example, utilize millimeter wave (mmwave) radar at 77GHz for adaptive More...

01.19.2016 // Ronald E. Bishop in: Connectors

Bishop & Associates segments the connector industry into geographic regions, countries, market sectors and product types. At the highest level, there are six geographic regions, 11 market sectors and 12 More...

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