Supply Chain

January 2020
Flex Power Modules Signs Global Agreement with Digi-Key
Flex Power Modules has signed a partnership agreement with Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronics components distributor, to open a new sales channel expanding its global footprint and accelerating customer order fulfilment. All Flex Power Modules products will be listed on Digi-Key’s website and available
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Date:
01/29/2020
TTI Offers Broad and Deep Inventory of Vishay Foil Resistors
TTI, Inc., is stocking commercial-grade Vishay Foil Resistors (VFR) brand of bulk metal foil resistors for immediate shipment. TTI’s offering of the deepest and broadest foil resistor inventory comprises resistor networks in surface mount and through-hole (leaded) configurations, current sense and precision
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Date:
01/29/2020
Sager Electronics Unveils New Line Card Design
Sager Electronics announced its new line card. For the first time, French and Spanish language versions of the line card have also been released. The four-page, full-color line card is a comprehensive listing of electronic component suppliers for which Sager Electronics is an authorized distributor.
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Date:
01/27/2020
AI in the Data Center

Figure 1. Powering Artificial Intelligence

In a recent New York Times article, Mark Hung, a VP at Gartner, said that “almost everything Google is announcing these days is AI-related.” He said, “Google has a lead on artificial intelligence over many of its competitors, and it’s going to use that as a weapon to advance their products.” Although
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Date:
01/20/2020
Understanding the Basics of DC-DC Conversion

Figure 1: DC-DC converters can be isolated or non-isolated

When Allesandro Volta made a battery out of copper and zinc disks and brine-soaked cardboard, it was a novelty and the low power DC produced had few practical applications. As electricity became better understood and it was discovered that rotating magnets could induce AC current in wires, the world of power
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Date:
01/20/2020
TAIYO YUDEN’s All-Solid-State Lithium-Ion Secondary Batteries
TAIYO YUDEN announced today the development of all-solid state lithium-ion secondary batteries (hereinafter referred to as “all-solid-state batteries”) in which various technologies including the process technology of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) are
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Date:
01/08/2020