Allocation 2017: What’s Behind the Component Shortage

source: EPS news Component shortages are not just about increased demand. Any number of factors – production capacity, supply chain disruptions, obsolescence and technology migration – can contribute to product scarcity. For 2017 and 2018, supplier merger and acquisition (M&A) activity can be added to the causation list.

Low k-material toughens up

Source: Nanotechweb.org news Low dielectric constant (or low-k) materials are promising for faster, smaller and higher performance electronics devices. However, most low-k materials available today are very porous, which makes them mechanically weak and unstable at high temperature. A team of researchers in the US and Korea has now made a 3D nano-architectured dielectric material […]

New Vishay High Power Thin Film Chip Resistors Replace Larger Devices or Multiple Same-Size Resistors to Lower Costs and Save Space

source: Vishay news MALVERN, Pa. — November 13, 2017 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of Automotive Grade thin film chip resistors that features the industry’s highest rated power dissipation in the compact 0402, 0603, and 0805 case sizes. For electronics in automotive, industrial, and renewable energy applications, Vishay Beyschlag […]

Lamborghini moved away from standard batteries and focused on supercapacitors at their Terzo Millennio concept

source: CNET news Lamborghini teased a concept last week for MIT’s EmTech conference. Now it’s here, and it’s crazier than the teaser let on. The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept is the result of collaboration between Lamborghini and MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, wherein the two parties are digging into materials research and other automotive-related areas. […]