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  1. Has the Semiconductor Shortage Impacted Demand for Electric Vehicles?

    Has the Semiconductor Shortage Impacted Demand for Electric Vehicles?

    If it has electric in the name, chips are a guarantee. Most of the items we interact with daily utilize chips in some capacity. How many chips a device may need varies depending on size, function, and other factors. Automotive vehicles—cars—require a large amount to perform numerous, complex functions. Electric vehicles (EVs) require even more.  

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  2. P-DUKE Releases TAD180 Series of High-Power Density AC/DC Power Supplies

    P-DUKE Releases TAD180 Series of High-Power Density AC/DC Power Supplies

    P-DUKE, a leading manufacturer of high-quality AC/DC and DC/DC power supplies, recently launched the latest extension of high-power density 180W AC/DC power supplies of the TAD180 series. What’s cool about the TAD180 series? With forced air cooling, this line of power supplies can deliver up to 180W or 150W at natural convection cooling.  

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  3. How Will China’s Covid-19 Lockdowns and the War in Ukraine Affect the Global Chip Shortage?

    How Will China’s Covid-19 Lockdowns and the War in Ukraine Affect the Global Chip Shortage?

    The Covid-19 pandemic brought plenty of firsts. One of those firsts was the long shortages. Coffee, masks, hand sanitizer, and, of course, toilet paper all suffered from shortages. It’s no surprise that after two years of global supply chain crises, most people are weary of the word “shortage.” 

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  4. Suspect Counterfeits in Healthcare: A Lurking Danger

    Suspect Counterfeits in Healthcare: A Lurking Danger

    Let’s be honest, counterfeits are like weeds. No matter what you do, they tend to pop back up. As a reported $75 billion dollar enterprise that costs the U.S.  between $200-250 billion a year, it’s no wonder counterfeiting is still an active “enterprise.”  

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  5. End of Life Obsolescence Does Not Mean Unobtainable

    End of Life Obsolescence Does Not Mean Unobtainable

    Component obsolescence. Two words pack a mighty punch in the electronics industry. Electronics, like every marketable product, have a shelf life. While not as fast as say, dairy or vegetables at a supermarket, electronics right down to the individual components have a beginning, middle, and end. 

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  6. We’re Touching Down at the Del Mar Electronics and Manufacturing Show May 4th-5th

    We’re Touching Down at the Del Mar Electronics and Manufacturing Show May 4th-5th

    Greetings, Earthlings! We are excited to announce our attendance at the Del Mar Electronics and Manufacturing Show (DMEMS) in San Diego, CA on May 4th - 5th. As our first show back after the pandemic, Area51 Electronics - a global distributor of electronic, electrical, and electromechanical components - is ready to tell everyone what we’re all about.

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  7. The 5 Certifications An Electronics Components Distributor Should Have

    The 5 Certifications An Electronics Components Distributor Should Have

    We talk a lot about buying from a certified and trusted electronic components distributor, but what does that actually mean? There are dozens of certifications, all specific to various sectors of business and their requirements for components. When buying from an electronic components distributor what certifications should you look for as part of their quality management system? Do they have a quality management system in place?

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  8. SETsafe | SETfuse Offers Over-Temperature Protection Solutions

    SETsafe | SETfuse Offers Over-Temperature Protection Solutions

    Some of the most common causes of home electrical fires include faulty electrical outlets, worn out sockets, extension cords, outdated wiring, and a frequently overloaded circuit breaker, just to name a few. The prevention of electrical fires is the highest priority for the team at SETsafe | SETfuse.

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  9. Electronic Components: They’re in the News, They’re in Everything

    Electronic Components: They’re in the News, They’re in Everything

    The 2020-2022 global chip shortage. Now that’s a headline everyone’s come to know. Aside from Covid-19 developments and variants vying for front-page position, semiconductors have gotten the red carpet treatment. Dozens of factors over the past two years have contributed to the scramble for components, especially chips. Many Americans have gotten a crash course on how great an impact these chips have on the business sector.

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  10. Time for a Check-In: How Are We Doing with Lead Times and the Shortage?

    Time for a Check-In: How Are We Doing with Lead Times and the Shortage?

    After a year of natural disasters, Covid-19 variants and lockdowns, all peppered with geopolitical tension, what’s in the forecast for 2022? Just three months into the new year, industry experts have tentatively forecasted what to expect in the third year into global shortage. While most agree that the shortage will continue throughout 2022 and into 2023, there’s a consensus that 2023 should mark the end. 

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