Author: Area51 Electronics

  1. The Key to Easing Future Shortages Lies at Home

    The Key to Easing Future Shortages Lies at Home

    U.S. domestic production of semiconductors is at an all-time low. In the 1990s, the U.S. share of manufacturing capacity was once 37%. Now, it is a small 12%. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has been aware of this gap and is commending actions made by the Biden Administration to rectify it.     

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  2. Quality Doesn’t Have to be Sacrificed During Crises

    Quality Doesn’t Have to be Sacrificed During Crises

    A lot of things have changed over the past few years. Global shortages have had a major impact on the way the world’s many supply chains function. It comes as no surprise that electronic components and the electronics industry have needed to re-examine their earlier legacy systems.  

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  3. 4 Benefits of Working with a Diverse Supplier

    4 Benefits of Working with a Diverse Supplier

    The definition of supplier diversity and its function in the supply chain are a little different today. Introduced in 1953 alongside the establishment of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), supplier diversity programs were created to aid small and minority-owned businesses in securing government and major corporate contracts.  

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  4. AEM Offers Advanced SMD Fuses for Optimum Performance in Automotive Applications

    AEM Offers Advanced SMD Fuses for Optimum Performance in Automotive Applications

    With gas prices continuing to soar at sky-high levels, more U.S. consumers are considering fuel-efficient vehicles to save money, according to recent data reported by TIME. It states that 40% of Americans now expect to own an electric vehicle (EV) in the next five years, up from 30% last year, citing a study from automotive research firm CarGurus. Even Google searches for electric cars are breaking records – up by more than 400% in the U.S. last March.  

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  5. Obsolescence vs. Medical Devices: The Healthcare Bogeyman

    Obsolescence vs. Medical Devices: The Healthcare Bogeyman

    One of the most common fears that people have is that of spiders, according to BBC’S Science Focus. Spindly insects with long legs and dozens of eyes either come in at number one on many top ten fears lists or a close second. Snakes, heights, and public speaking are prevalent fears among people. Medical technology manufacturers also have a common fear, but it’s not of needles, closed spaces, or germs.  

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  6. Electronic Component Distributors Are Invaluable in Uncertain Times

    Electronic Component Distributors Are Invaluable in Uncertain Times

    The last few years have been a bit of a kerfuffle for everyone. Normal has a new definition regarding a post-Covid-19 pandemic world. The pandemic isn’t even truly over. The complications born from the pandemic, likewise, are long-lasting, such as the global semiconductor chip shortage.  

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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