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.

Solving Smart Clothing Design Challenges With Printed, Flexible Sensor Technology

source: EDN news Robert Cox -November 15, 2017. From fitness trackers and smart watches to virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) headgear, wearable devices now permeate the everyday lives of consumers worldwide. People have come to rely on wearables to monitor their health and well-being, keep them connected to the outside world, and provide endless opportunities […]

iPhone X fight for space using A11 chip with embedded passives

source: macrumours article As the launch of Apple’s iPhone X happened in November 17, eager users are set to enjoy battery life normally reserved for Apple’s Plus-size form factors in a phone more closely resembling a non-Plus variant in its dimensions. The reason for this advancement is not an energy density development, but rather a […]

All-Weather Metalized Polypropylene Capacitors Suppress Interference

source: ECN mag news Illinois Capacitor’s new all-weather “MPX/MPXB” Series metalized polypropylene capacitors suppress conducted electromagnetic/radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) before it can be transmitted via power lines to or from other devices. Designed to connect across the input of an AC mains powered device, the MPX meets the demanding 85/85 THB (Temperature, Humidity, Bias) test, […]