Recent Articles

May 19, 2015 2:17 pm
David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny
After a successful 2014, in which the company experienced 13% to 14% growth, Digi-Key will continue to support its manufacturers and customers. “As we grow, we roll all of that [profit] back into the business to increase the SKU count,” says Dave Doherty, Executive Vice President of Operations at Digi-Key.
May 18, 2015 2:52 pm
Matt Burns, Avnet’s global IP&E technical marketing specialist
The concept of IoT connected devices connotes many different ideas. Some think of data centers full of servers, network switches, and storage arrays aggregating untold gigabytes of random data. Others identify with Ethernet-enabled devices in their place of work, home or school. More recently ...
May 18, 2015 1:47 pm
Robert Stanton, Director of Technology, Omnetics Connector Corp.
Cable and connectors must often be selected or designed for the specific environment or application they are to be used. Silicon chip capabilities continue to expand where electronic systems are used. Sensors, detectors, and complete circuits are placed farther out ...
May 18, 2015 8:41 am
Joe Dambach, new product development manager, Molex Incorporated
Like NASCAR drivers, today’s electronic device designers have a need for speed. Resource-intensive applications demand higher data transmission speeds, and connector suppliers are creating systems that deliver those data rates.
May 18, 2015 8:36 am
Ila Pal, COO, Ironwood Electronics Inc.
Many products are designed with high-performance integrated circuits (IC). Without IC sockets, the design, testing, and/or production phases of a new product development process will be chaotic. In response to these demanding needs, sockets featuring a wide variety of ...
May 15, 2015 11:48 am
Tom Anderson, Connector Product Manager, AVX
Connecting wires to a printed circuit board (PCB) in demanding applications presents a challenge for connector manufacturers and design engineers meet the cost, size, and performance goals of a product. Connector manufacturers must keep developmental pace with customer demands....
May 11, 2015 3:05 pm
Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag
Quantum dots are the most important technological development that no one has heard of. At least not when compared to the buzz about 4K, curved displays, the Internet of Things, or other Consumer Electronic Show (CES) titans.
May 8, 2015 3:43 pm
Peter Wilson, Sr. Staff Product Marketing Manager, Renesas Electronics America
Power management ICs have evolved and are now standard in applications like standard 12 V rail supplies and embedded systems that require high efficiency and low power usage.
May 8, 2015 3:34 pm
Ogi Brkic, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Elliptic Technologies
If you recently visited one of the many consumer trade shows, it was hard to miss the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices targeting home automation.
May 8, 2015 3:30 pm
Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta
Most of the time, my job is just like any other job. I have day-to-day responsibilities like debating topics with commenters, writing blogs about things that annoy the commenters, and then writing up blogs about the terrible things commenters sometimes say.
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