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April 12, 2021

Here are the March 2021 Web Updates to Samtec.com

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - In March, we rolled out some exciting upgrades to Samtec.com, including adding part numbers in bulk more easily, a major improvement to our keyword search, an easier way to find packaging alternatives, and a few new pieces of content.

April 12, 2021 11:44 PM

AVX Varistors for Automotive Ethernet

Electronics -- AVX - The ubiquity of high-performance sensor systems in modern automobiles (particularly electric and self-driving vehicles) has created immense pressure to develop...

April 12, 2021 04:31 AM

EMC Components: TDK announces new miniaturized common-mode chokes for automotive CAN-FD

Electronics -- EPCOS Press - TDK Corporation announces the development of its new ACT1210D Series common-mode choke for automotive CAN-FD, which will begin mass production in April 2021. Automotive LANs are roughly categorized into 4 systems such as body, safety, powertrain...

April 12, 2021 04:30 AM

The Impact of Integration on Design, Development, Operations and Delivery

Electronics -- Molex Blog - Looking inward to improve efficiencies at 'home' is a key foundational starting-point for achieving game-changing success in technology. But, just how challenging is it to make changes to deep-rooted systems and practices with an eye for...

April 12, 2021 03:28 AM

April 11, 2021

Belden Complements I/O Systems Portfolio with New IO-Link Master Solutions

Business Wire -- Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a leading global supplier of specialty networking solutions, today announced the expansion of its Lumberg Automation LioN family to further advance IIoT connectivity in industrial automation. The powerful new LioN-X IO-Link Masters...

April 11, 2021 03:03 AM

Amphenol Completes Acquisition of MTS Systems

Business Wire -- Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH), a leading global provider of high-technology interconnect, antenna and sensor solutions, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of MTS Systems Corporation ("MTS"). In connection with the close of the transaction,...

April 11, 2021 03:01 AM

Solid Tantalum Capacitors with MnO2 Electrolyte Voltage Derating

Media -- ELE Times - Introduction

Solid tantalum capacitors are characterized with a "Fb" basic failure rate (FR) level. To reduce the probability of component failure, the devices should be chosen with respect to application conditions. For this purpose, users...

April 11, 2021 12:31 AM

Yageo, Walsin post brisk 1Q21 results

Media -- DIGITIMES - MLCC and chip resistor specialists Yageo and Walsin Technology both saw their revenues for the first quarter of 2021 come to high levels compared to the same period in previous years.

April 11, 2021 12:23 AM

April 10, 2021

TSCA Section 6(h) and More RoHS Exemption Renewal Consultations

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - In this month's update: a ban on flame retardant and plasticizer chemical PIP (3:1) caught the electronics industry by surprise; and stakeholder consultations open for a wide range of EU RoHS exemptions that bear on electronics manufacturing.

April 10, 2021 11:02 PM

April 09, 2021

VPX stacking connector for card-to-card links in harsh environments

Media -- eeNews Europe - The TPX stacking connector from TE Connectivity now matches the VPX VITA 46 plug-in card and backplane footprints for air and space embedded computing applicationsTE Connectivity (TE) had launched a VPX stacking connector compliant...

April 09, 2021 02:46 AM

April 07, 2021

TDK releases new miniaturized common-mode chokes for automotive CAN-FD

Media -- SemiMedia - TDK Corporation announces the development of its new ACT1210D Series common-mode choke for automotive CAN-FD, which will begin mass production in April 2021.

Automotive LANs are roughly categorized into 4 systems such as body, safety, powertrain...

April 07, 2021 06:08 PM

TE Connectivity releases VPX stacking connectors

Media -- eBOM - TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has released VPX stacking connectors compliant to the VITA 46 footprint. This connector system allows users to cable off the backplane or plug-in card for rugged, embedded computing...

April 07, 2021 06:00 PM

Aluminum-Anode Batteries Offer Sustainable Alternative

Media -- ELE Times - The cost of harvesting solar energy has dropped so much in recent years that it's giving traditional energy sources a run for their money. However, the challenges of energy storage-which require the capacity to bank an intermittent and seasonally...

April 07, 2021 05:18 PM

April 06, 2021

Resistor Markets Tighten as Ruthenium Prices Skyrocket

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Thick film chip resistors are one of the most challenging electronic components to produce. In the current turbulent economy, spikes in price for ruthenium metal and the resulting cost pressure on these resistors is one of the most significant...

April 06, 2021 10:13 PM

April 05, 2021

Murata announces the establishment of a new manufacturing site

Media -- SemiMedia - Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. announced last week that it will spin off the Kanazawa Murata Manufacturing Sendai Plant and establish a new group company with the name of Sendai Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. on July 1, 2021.

April 05, 2021 05:19 PM

Humidity Measurement in Tantalum Capacitor Pyrolysis Furnaces

Media -- ELE Times - Introduction

In tantalum capacitor manufacturing, there is a steam pyrolysis process where tantalum pellets are decomposed by steam. Humidity control in this process is important to maintain product quality and improve yield.

Stable humidity...

April 05, 2021 05:15 PM

April 03, 2021

Abracon to Sponsor The Tech Challenge by The Tech Interactive

Electronics -- Abracon News - Abracon is proud to sponsor the 2021 Tech Challenge held by The Tech Interactive.

April 03, 2021 04:44 AM

April 02, 2021

Switch Market Survey Results: Indicators Show Softer Markets, But Expectations of Improvement

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - The results of Michael Schwert's recent survey of the switch components market show some softness in the market, but also optimism for conditions going into the second half of 2021.

April 02, 2021 11:47 PM

New High Speed Connector System: 56 Gbps PAM4 SI Evaluation Demonstration

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - Here's a live product demonstration of a new high speed connector system which achieves excellent SI results while running at 56 Gbps PAM4. Jean-Remy Bonnefoy, Systems Engineer at Samtec, explains how Samtec partnered with Credo for this...

April 02, 2021 05:49 PM

Ultraminiature multilayer ceramic chip inductors for high-frequency RF applications

Media -- Electronics360 - The inductors deliver outstanding reliability and performance from 100 MHz to 2.4 GHz.

April 02, 2021 05:41 PM

Cinch Connectivity Solutions Introduces EMI Filtered Insert Solutions

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Cinch Connectivity Solutions, a Bel group company and global leader in delivering reliable connectivity solutions, introduces Cinch Mil/Aero EMI Filtered Inserts.

In conjunction with Quell...

April 02, 2021 04:45 PM

April 01, 2021

What is Thermistor?

Media -- ELE Times - A thermistor (or thermal resistor) is defined as a type of resistor whose electrical resistance varies with changes in temperature. Although all resistors' resistance will fluctuate slightly with temperature, a thermistor is particularly sensitive...

April 01, 2021 04:55 PM

High-Definition Piezoelectric Film Haptic Actuator

Media -- eBOM - KEMET's piezoelectric polymer film haptic actuator acts as a haptic skin that provides localized bodily sensations and tactile effects unavailable with other haptic solutions currently in the market.

This lightweight actuator offers high-definition...

April 01, 2021 04:53 PM

Samtec Flyover(r) Technology Lowers HFT Latency

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - "Greed is good!" - Gordon Gecko

"Bulls. Bears. People from Connecticut." - Jerry Seinfeld

"Bulls make money, bears make money, pigs get slaughtered." - Wall Street adage popularized by Jim Cramer

Ask anyone about the stock market,...

April 01, 2021 12:36 AM

Bel Announces Closing Acquisition of EOS

Globe Newswire -- Bel Fuse Inc. ("Bel," or, "the Company") (Nasdaq:BELFA and Nasdaq:BELFB), a leading supplier of products that power, protect and connect electronic circuits, today announced that it has closed on its previously announced acquisition of EOS, of Mumbai,...

April 01, 2021 12:13 AM

March 31, 2021

AVX Expands And Improves Its Proven TCQ Series Automotive Conductive Polymer Chip Capacitors, Adding Two New Case Sizes, New C/V Ratings, And 36 New Part Numbers And Doubling Its Reliability

Electronics -- AVX - Now available in five miniature, low-profile case sizes with capacitance and voltage ratings spanning 10-470μF and 2.5-50V, AVX's AEC-Q200-qualified TCQ Series capacitors - field-proven in a wide range of demanding applications since 2015 - also...

March 31, 2021 09:28 PM

The 5G Party Kicks Off

Electronics -- Molex Blog - What if they gave a party and nobody came? That's the question preoccupying mobile operators and equipment makers as they continue to roll out 5G networks and equipment worldwide, without a very clear sense of what will make customers in...

March 31, 2021 09:28 PM

AVX Improves TCQ Series Automotive Conductive Polymer Chip Capacitors

Media -- eBOM - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has both expanded and improved upon its AEC-Q200-qualified TCQ Series Automotive Conductive Polymer...

March 31, 2021 09:19 PM

Enhanced Safety-Certified Surface Mount MLCC Product Line

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Knowles Precision Devices has recently introduced a new expanded range of safety-certified surface mount multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for electronic device applications. The new capacitors offer customers a unique combination...

March 31, 2021 06:38 PM

Need a Different Packaging Option? We're Making It Easier.

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - Recently we rolled out an upgrade to the Product Detail Page, and the Pricing and Delivery sections of our website to make choosing different packaging types easier.

With Samtec products, the part number you choose often determines the...

March 31, 2021 01:42 AM

March 30, 2021

Advanced Packaging Methods: Overcoming Connector Packaging Challenges with Leading-Edge Design Options

Electronics -- Molex Blog - Introduction

As the semiconductor industry continuously advances and grows, manufacturing systems persistently evolve to achieve the challenging technical and business requirements of the industry. Major electrical manufacturing solutions...

March 30, 2021 11:15 PM

New HV SPDT Form C reed relays from Pickering save space

Media -- eBOM - Pickering Electronics, the reed relay company which has pioneered miniaturization and high performance for over 50 years, has introduced a new changeover 1 Form C version of its popular Series 67 high voltage PCB relay that saves space and makes...

March 30, 2021 10:44 PM


Media -- eBOM - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, released a new series of ultraminiature multilayer ceramic chip inductors for high-frequency RF applications....

March 30, 2021 10:34 PM

March 29, 2021

5G and AR/VR: Raising the Bar for Immersive Experiences

Electronics -- Molex Blog - As a corporate strategist for Molex's consumer business, I'm always exploring new technologies that promise far-reaching potential for end-users and the companies that support them. 5G is one such tech enabler that is propelling innovation...

March 29, 2021 09:53 PM

AVX Releases New LCCI Series Ultraminiature Multilayer Ceramic Chip Inductors for High-Frequency RF Applications

Electronics -- AVX - The new ultraminiature SMT inductors deliver outstanding reliability & performance from 100MHz to 2.4GHz, exhibiting high Q, low DCR, tight inductance tolerances down to +/-0.1nH, & guaranteed SRF up to 10GHz in applications including telecom & networking.

March 29, 2021 08:51 PM

A personal reflection on Automotive Connectors

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - Some of my earliest exposure to automotive connectors was while working on my first car. It has been over 25 years since my father and I pulled a beat up old 1968 Mustang to the barn to rebuild. The engine wasn't special, with the stock...

March 29, 2021 08:32 PM

Delivering Superior Protection and Performance for HVAC

Electronics -- Molex Blog - HVAC companies face many challenges today, including system inefficiencies, productivity inconsistencies and safety issues. The Mini-Fit Sigma Sealed Connector offers exceptional features to meet the performance and protection demands of...

March 29, 2021 08:24 PM

10 Tech Enablers That Are Turning 5G Into Reality

Electronics -- Molex Blog - 5G represents the next generation of wireless communications. But while the promises of 5G networks with higher capacity, lower latency, and increased bandwidth are exciting prospects, the value of such technological advancements will only...

March 29, 2021 08:24 PM

electronica China 2021: Innovative solutions for all applications

Electronics -- EPCOS - At electronica China 2021 from April 14 to 16 in Shanghai, TDK is presenting its broad and innovative portfolio of capacitors, inductors, magnetic and protection components, as well as sensors for all applications.

March 29, 2021 08:22 PM

Aluminum capacitor makers raise quotes to reflect cost increases

Media -- DIGITIMES - Aluminum electrolytic capacitors makers in Taiwan and abroad have moved to raise their quotes to reflect increased costs for upstream materials such aluminum foil, aluminum shell and guide pin and counter ever-stronger market demand, according...

March 29, 2021 06:41 PM

High-Tech Women Strengthen the Electronics Industry

Connector and Cable Assembly Supplier -- Including women in tech workplaces increases innovation, operations, and profits. Organizations like Women in Electronics are working to close the gender gap. Despite years of conversation about the value women bring to the technology fields, men continue...

March 29, 2021 06:16 PM

High Current Four Terminal Current Sense Resistors

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Current sensing for high efficiency can be done easily and economically using current sense resistors. As resistance values are reduced, the measurement error due to lead resistance becomes more of a problem. For applications desiring...

March 29, 2021 06:12 PM

Advancing Electrical Safety in Global Appliance Markets

Electronics -- Molex Blog - Safety and quality are paramount for appliance manufacturers striving to deliver a positive customer experience while successfully competing in global markets. Electrical products designed for consumers, however, come with inherent risks....

March 29, 2021 04:31 PM

Samtec Keyword Search Gets a Major Improvement, Powered by Octopart

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - Recently we rolled out an upgrade to our keyword search on the website that brings several major improvements to the way users can search for products on Samtec.com.

Prior to this upgrade, most keyword searches resulted in directing users...

March 29, 2021 04:30 PM

Conductive Epoxy Attachment of Capacitors

Electronics -- AVX - Compared to the vast majority, capacitor attachment via conductive epoxy is not a common technique among end-user applications. A significant amount...

March 29, 2021 04:29 PM

New 56 Gpbs PAM4 Connector SI Evaluation Kit Demo

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - Ralph Page, Systems Architect at Samtec, walks us through a live product demonstration of a Samtec high-speed connector running at 56 Gbps PAM4, with incredible performance. It can also be run up to 28 Gbps NRZ.

March 29, 2021 04:29 PM

Inductors: TDK launches inductors for small power systems in TWS devices

Electronics -- EPCOS - TDK Corporation has developed the PLEA67 Series of inductors for use in true wireless stereo (TWS)* devices. Mass production will begin in March 2021.

This new series of inductors is intended for use in power circuits incorporated into wireless...

March 29, 2021 04:28 PM

The 5G Antenna Technology Challenge

Electronics -- Molex Blog - Forget your father's garage experiments with ham radio rigs and huge dipoles, 5G antennas are a whole new world.

The recent Molex 5G "The State of 5G" survey has revealed that a successful 5G roll-out is complex and intricate and involves...

March 29, 2021 04:19 PM

March 28, 2021

Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt receives a $14 billion order from VW

Tech -- TechCrunch - Northvolt, the Swedish battery manufacturer which raised $1 billion in financing from investors led by Goldman Sachs and Volkswagen back in 2019, has signed a massive $14 billion battery order with VW for the next 10 years.

The big buy clears...

March 28, 2021 04:24 AM

New OMRON terminal blocks improve assembly efficiency

Neesham PR -- OMRON Electronic Components Europe has launched a new range of Push-In Terminal Block PCB Connectors to significantly improve the efficiency of connector insertion and removal and cable wiring during assembly. These...

March 28, 2021 01:18 AM