Author: Area51 Electronics

  1. Protecting Your Supply Chain with a Robust Quality Management System

    Protecting Your Supply Chain with a Robust Quality Management System

    When electronic components are hard to find, desperation can set in. Add in the ongoing global semiconductor chip shortage. Plus, the longer lead times. What you’ve got here is a potential recipe for disaster.

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  2. Global Chip Shortage Spurs a Rise in Counterfeit Components

    Global Chip Shortage Spurs a Rise in Counterfeit Components

    Out of stock. Limited supply. One per customer. Phrases that have become more and more familiar in the past year as shortages span across industries today. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to shift countless supply and demand landscapes worldwide. While the global chip shortage continues to persist, the demand for chips only increases. This has set the stage for a potentially dangerous and damaging problem – a sharp rise in counterfeit components.

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  3. Orion Fans Offers Spark Proof IP68-ATEX Protection for Harsh AC Applications

    Orion Fans Offers Spark Proof IP68-ATEX Protection for Harsh AC Applications

    Orion Fans, a division of Knight Electronics, has gone “spark proof.” The manufacturer expanded its family of Electronically Commutated (EC) fans to include spark proof IP68-ATEX rated versions for applications involving explosive atmospheres or flammable gases. The IP68-ATEX rated EC fans grant protection in explosive gas atmospheres, while also providing significant cost savings and power savings of up to 50%, compared to standard AC fans.

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  4. What is the Difference between Active and Passive Electronic Components?

    What is the Difference between Active and Passive Electronic Components?

    They’re quite simply, everywhere. They’re found in pretty much every single device, large and small. From automobiles, airplanes, to small home devices, appliances – and even children’s toys. What are we talking about? Electronic components.  

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  5. Component Availability and Lead Time Challenges During the Shortage

    Component Availability and Lead Time Challenges During the Shortage

    We already know one fact – the chips are down. And we also know that it will likely take years for the chips to rebound, as demand for electronics continues to outpace the supply of chips and other components used to power them.

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  6. Introducing the new Area51 Electronics Website!

     Introducing the new Area51 Electronics Website!

    Here it is - our first blog post! We have big things in store and can't wait to share the fun news with you.

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  7. P-DUKE Offers New DC/DC Power Converters for Railway Applications

    P-DUKE Offers New DC/DC Power Converters for Railway Applications

    P-DUKE, a leading power supply manufacturer, recently launched its new line of DC/DC power converters HAE150U and HAE200U, suitable for the harsh environment of railway applications. The HAE150U and HAE200U version features an ultra-wide input voltage range from 16V and 160V and covers all the input power systems of railway applications, which are 24, 28, 36, 48, 72 96 and 110VDC.

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  8. 3 Ways to Build a Resilient Supply Chain During the Shortage

    3 Ways to Build a Resilient Supply Chain During the Shortage

    ‘Out of Stock’ until 2022 and...beyond? That’s right! It is predicted that the current supply chain crisis of semiconductors will last at least three years. And it is about to get worse—last month’s COVID-19 outbreaks in Asia are predicted to create further delays in the global supply chain and exacerbate the global semiconductor shortage.

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  9. Area51 Electronics Wins Supplier of the Year Award 2021

    Area51 Electronics Wins Supplier of the Year Award 2021

    IRVINE, CA – July 16, 2021 – Area51 Electronics (www.area51esg.com), a global distributor of electronic, electrical, and electromechanical components, hardware and assemblies, announced that it won the 2021 Supplier of the Year Award, Class III, presented by the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC). Area51 Electronics was nominated for this award by their partner Northrop Grumman.

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  10. Area51 Electronics Nominated for Supplier of the Year Award 2021

    Area51 Electronics Nominated for Supplier of the Year Award 2021

    IRVINE, CA – July 14, 2021 – Area51 Electronics (www.area51esg.com), a global distributor of electronic, electrical, and electromechanical components, hardware and assemblies, was nominated for the 2021 Supplier of the Year Award presented by the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC). Area51 Electronics was nominated for this award by their partner Northrop Grumman.

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