Woodstock Wire: Passive EM Connectors News

January 20, 2021

Fire hit Taiwanese MLCC manufacturer in China

Media -- Evertiq - On January 13 a fire broke out at Taiwanese passive component maker Walsin Technology's Dongguan, China site.

January 20, 2021 07:20 PM

Supply chain: Distributors are willing to pay more to ensure sufficient MLCC supply from Murata

Media -- SemiMedia - According to insiders in the passive component supply chain, Murata's MLCC lead time has recently begun to extend. In order to increase inventory and ensure sufficient inventory supply to customers, at present, some distributors have proposed...

January 20, 2021 07:09 PM


Media -- ELE Times - The RSOE-Z and RSE-Z are two new series of SIP8 regulated DC/DC converters which have been developed for various industrial, transport, and test and measurement applications that require on-board isolated 5V power supplies from a wide 4:1...

January 20, 2021 07:06 PM

Littelfuse Introduces 1 Amp Fault Protected Solid State Relay with Integrated Current Limiting and Thermal Shutdown

Media -- eBOM - Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFUS) a global manufacturer of leading technologies in circuit protection, power control, and sensing, announced the CPC1561B Solid State Relay (SSR). The CPC1561B is the highest current (1 A, 60 V) normally-open SSR currently...

January 20, 2021 06:55 PM

January 18, 2021

Ralec stops taking resistor orders

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan-based resistor maker Ralec, a subsidiary of Chilisin Electronics, has stopped its distributors in the Greater China region from accepting new thick-film chip resistor orders because of overwhelming demand.

January 18, 2021 08:11 PM

OMRON brings a new level of accuracy to embedded face recognition with OKAO Vision

Neesham PR -- Market-proven image-sensing libraries now available for popular embedded platforms

OMRON Electronic Components Europe has announced a new OKAO Vision face recognition package, offering highly accurate deep-learning...

January 18, 2021 03:39 AM

January 17, 2021

Cables and Connectors Drive Innovations in Tomorrow's Connected Cars

Electronics -- Molex Blog - There is a tremendous transformation underway in the automotive industry as consumers demand greater functionality from their vehicles. According to a November 2020 survey commissioned by Molex on "The Future of Automotive," standard car...

January 17, 2021 11:46 PM

Testing is Not an Afterthought

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - Testing is the final step of any manufacturing process, and arguably the most important, and yet it can often be overlooked. Releasing a poorly tested product onto the market has destroyed more than one reputation for quality, and this...

January 17, 2021 11:44 PM

Samtec.com Continues to Update Shopping Cart User Experience

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - We first released our new Cart in the summer of 2020. That release replaced a legacy system that we'd been running on since 2011. It was a major upgrade that users are very much enjoying.

January 17, 2021 11:44 PM

Rewireable IEC connectors for cable mounting

Electronics -- Schurter Products - SCHURTER is expanding its portfolio of rewireable IEC connectors for 10 A with further colour variants of the types 4781 (C15, 120C) and 4782 (C13, 70C). For easier differentiation in multi-phase applications, the connectors are...

January 17, 2021 11:42 PM

The Million-Mile Car: Fact or Fiction?

Electronics -- Molex Blog - Do consumers really want a car that can be driven one-million miles?

Far from fiction, next-generation vehicles sporting million-mile warranties will become a reality sooner than later, thanks to the undisputed rise in electric vehicles (EVs)....

January 17, 2021 11:40 PM

January 16, 2021

European Switch Market Up 15%, Bookings Jump 23% Compared to Q4 2019

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - A look back at the European switch components market in Q1 of last year finds strong performance over the previous quarter.

January 16, 2021 08:10 PM

January 15, 2021

Bel Acquires rms Connectors, Inc.

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 the Company has acquired rms Connectors, Inc. ("rms Connectors"), from rms...

January 15, 2021 08:32 PM

Bel Power Solutions Announces 600 W ABS601 / MBS601 AC-DC Convection Cooled Sealed Power Supplies

Media -- eBOM - Suitable for Harsh Environments and Applications

Bel Power Solutions announced the ABS601 (industrial) and MBS601 (medical) Series of convection cooled sealed power supplies which are fully potted and offer IP66/67/68 ingress protection.

January 15, 2021 06:56 PM

Fire strikes Walsin MLCC plant in China

Media -- DIGITIMES - A fire broke out at Taiwanese passive component maker Walsin Technology's factory site in Dongguan, China on January 13, but the company estimates no material impact from the accident.

January 15, 2021 06:53 PM

Launched by XP Power -1500W programmable DC power supplies

Media -- eBOM - XP Power announces the introduction of the PLS1500 series of 1500W rated, 1U high, 19" rack-mount programmable DC power supplies. This latest extension complements the 600W PLS600 range for higher power equipment in a wide variety of OEM, industrial,...

January 15, 2021 06:08 PM

An Overview of Electrical and Electronic Fuse Markets and Technologies

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Electrical and electronic fuses represented an approximately $2.2 billion market in 2020. Dennis Zogbi details the major aspects of this market and what to expect in the future.

January 15, 2021 03:14 AM

January 13, 2021

Connectors target high temperature, hirel designs

Media -- eeNews Europe - Four new ranges of connectors from Hirose are aiming at consumer, RF and automotive designs at CES 2021Hirose is introducing four ranges of connectors at CES 2021.

The miniature FH72 Series FPC connector features a unique single...

January 13, 2021 07:46 PM


Media -- Electronics Sourcing - Frequency control specialist, Euroquartz has announced availability of Statek's new range of miniature high performance quartz crystal oscillators designed and manufactured for high temperature applications. Offering ultra-low power...

January 13, 2021 07:46 PM

TE Connectivity introduces MIL-SPEC-qualified protective covers for 38999 series IV connectors

Media -- eBOM - TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, is introducing its DEUTSCH 38999 series IV metal protective connector covers. TE is one of the first MIL-SPEC-qualified suppliers to offer these protective covers, which gives aerospace...

January 13, 2021 07:45 PM

Cornell Dubilier Subsidiary Acquires Film Capacitor Maker

Distribution -- Disti Blog - Cornell Dubilier Electronics says that its subsidiary, CD Snow Hill, has acquired the capacitor producing assets of NWL.

The deal increases the company's capabilities in custom high-voltage film capacitors for pulsed power and power conversion...

January 13, 2021 06:52 PM

January 12, 2021

The Application of Capacitors in Power Supply Regulator Circuits

Electronics -- AVX - The Application of Capacitors in Power Supply Regulator Circuits

Advancements in electronic technology over the last decade have led to smarter consumer electronics. As devices become smarter, the components used...

January 12, 2021 08:25 PM

Bel Announces Agreement to Purchase EOS Power

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 the Company has entered into an agreement (the "Agreement") with EOS Power...

January 12, 2021 07:42 PM

January 10, 2021

Extremely fast electrochromic supercapacitors

Life -- Phys.org - During materials engineering, a network of tiny holes or pores can improve the energy storage capacity of materials for applications as smart windows. Smart windows are platforms whose light transmission properties can be altered when light,...

January 10, 2021 09:48 PM

Submer and Samtec: Smarter Connections

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - As we put 2020 in the rear view mirror, it's always a good time to look back. Here is a quick recap of a cool event: OCP Tech Week.

January 10, 2021 05:38 AM

Hiwin December revenues hit 25-month high

Media -- DIGITIMES - Mechanical motion control component and industrial robot maker Hiwin Technologies has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.124 billion (US$74.3 million) for December 2020, reaching the highest monthly level since December 2018 with growth...

January 10, 2021 03:38 AM

January 06, 2021

Powerful graphene hybrid material for highly efficient supercapacitors

Life -- Phys.org - A team working with Roland Fischer, Professor of Inorganic and Metal-Organic Chemistry at the Technical University Munich (TUM) has developed a highly efficient supercapacitor. The basis of the energy storage device is a novel, powerful and...

January 06, 2021 09:05 PM

TE Connectivity to present on electric vehicle trends and solutions at J.P. Morgan Tech/Auto Forum

Electronics -- TE Connectivity - Transportation Solutions President Steven Merkt will discuss TE's leadership role in enabling the sustainable vehicle revolution

January 06, 2021 08:20 PM

Bel Fuse Appoints Farouq Tuweiq, Former Investment Banker, as Chief Financial Officer

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 Farouq Tuweiq has been named Chief Financial Officer of Bel Fuse Inc., effective...

January 06, 2021 08:19 PM

NAN Series - Antennas

NIC Components Corp. -- The NAN Series of Antennas covers an extensive range of internal and external antenna constructions, in multiple form factors, with various cables and connectors to meet customer requirements. NAN series antennas are supported for off-the-shelf use, but most NAN series products can be customized to meet individual customers' needs. The NAN family comes in various protocols: LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GNSS, ISM, LoRa/Sigfox, UWB, DECT, and more.

January 06, 2021 06:29 PM

TE Connectivity helps improve temperature sensor accuracy with custom packaging for platinum thin film elements

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Temperature sensors are one of the most widely applied measurement technologies. As technology advances and industrial processes become more complex, devices continue to require a higher level...

January 06, 2021 06:10 PM

New SMT / THR male header "Mixed Technology" with a grid pattern of 2.54 mm (SL 28 SMD THR ...)

Media -- Components in Electronics - Connectors are increasingly exposed to high levels of vibration. With the new mixed technology male header company Fischer Elektronik has expanded its product range with a 2.54 mm grid pattern. The special feature here is the...

January 06, 2021 06:03 PM

January 05, 2021

Take a peek at 2021 connector trends

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - Electronic Connector Company's president, Bernard J Gizzi

2021 could be a wild ride, so Electronic Connector Company's president, Bernard J Gizzi, encourages connector buyers to talk to their suppliers early and often.

January 05, 2021 07:17 PM

January 04, 2021

Next-Gen Devices Call for Flexible, Lightweight Circuitry

Electronics -- Molex Blog - Cutting-edge devices and electronics are pushing the envelope when it comes to manufacturing technologies. While printed circuit boards (PCBs) have dominated designs for decades and copper flexible printed circuits (FPCs) have provided much...

January 04, 2021 05:58 PM

MLCC supply is beginning to tighten

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - As lead times grow, expect the MLCC market to tighten throughout 2021. By TTI's vice president of product and supplier marketing, Jeff Ray.

After a prolonged lull during...

January 04, 2021 05:51 PM

Taiwan quartz vendors see 5G small cells, IoT devices as new outlets in 2021

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan makers of quartz crystal components are set to embrace new growth momentum in 2021 from segments of 5G small cells and diverse IoT devices that are expected to proliferate, after seeing their shipments bolstered by strong demand for...

January 04, 2021 05:48 PM

January 03, 2021

The effect of DC bias on MLCC class 2 capacitors

Media -- EE World - Not all capacitors are created equal. Some are polarized, some are ultra-stable, and others have low dielectric absorption or high volumetric efficiency-all depending on the materials and other physical characteristics in the technologies used...

January 03, 2021 09:42 PM

December 31, 2020

Chip resistor prices rising in China

Media -- DIGITIMES - China-based channel distributors have raised their prices for chip resistors though some major manufacturers have stressed they did not start the upward pricing trend.

December 31, 2020 10:49 PM

TXC to set up subsidiary for EV-use quartz crystal components in China

Media -- DIGITIMES - Quartz crystal component maker TXC will invest CNY100 million (US$15.3 million) to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in Ningbo, eastern China, which will be dedicated to producing quartz crystal components for electric vehicles (EVs), according...

December 31, 2020 10:42 PM

A Little Inspiration...

Electronics -- Samtec Blog - When looking for a new project, how ambitious should you be? Back in 2014, a group of friends came together and collaborated with Mattel toys to send a Superman into space. Combining electronic and mechanical engineering with an eclectic...

December 31, 2020 04:32 AM

December 30, 2020

Tantalum Capacitors: Characteristics and Component Selection

Electronics -- AVX - Tantalum Capacitors: Characteristics and Component Selection

Written By: Raul Wang

Capacitors are one of the fundamental building blocks of electrical circuits. Whether they are being used for energy storage, noise filtering, or timing/frequency...

December 30, 2020 09:39 PM

Low-profile 12G SDI connector features space-saving design

Media -- EE World - Hirose has expanded its compact coaxial connector offering to include a 75 Ohm, 4K/UHD transmission connector that enables internal wiring of equipment.

The D.FL75 series supports 12G-SDI standard and SMPTE ST 2082-1 in an industry leading...

December 30, 2020 09:37 PM

Highlights of the day: Passive components inventory low

Media -- DIGITIMES - Strong pandemic-fuled demand has resulted in shortages in a host of components, including MLCC. Yageo, a major passive components suplier, has only about two months of MLCC inventory, far below healthy levels, and the tight supply will not...

December 30, 2020 09:22 PM

Yageo sees inventory stay below healthy levels

Media -- DIGITIMES - Yageo now has about two months of MLCC inventory, which is unlikely to reach healthy levels until after the Lunar New Year break, thanks to difficulty in recruiting new production employees before the holiday period in February, according...

December 30, 2020 09:14 PM

December 29, 2020

Benefits of programmable power supplies GENESYS+

Media -- eBOM - The Genesys+ series of programmable DC power supplies uses Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology to improve performance, functionality and efficiency by up to 93%.

TDK Lambda programmable power supplies are used in applications such as components...

December 29, 2020 09:38 PM

Cinch Connectivity Solutions Announces the Availability of Dura-Con(tm) Connector Savers in Distribution

Media -- Electronics Maker - Cinch Connectivity Solutions, a Bel group company, (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) announces the availability of Dura-con Connector Savers through Heilind Asia Pacific. Connector savers are used as a testing interface to reduce damage to...

December 29, 2020 12:14 AM

December 28, 2020

Nanocrystalline Single-Phase Filters for Industrial, Commercial, and Medical Applications

Media -- Evertiq - KEMET, part of the Yageo Group and leading global supplier of electronic components, today announces the launch of the GTX series plastic box single-phase filters.

December 28, 2020 11:57 PM

From Proprietary to Open Source Connectors

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - The latest in a series of articles examining leading technology trends which have had a significant impact on the electronic connector industry.

December 28, 2020 11:47 PM