Are Free Component Data Websites Good Enough?
Many professionals in the electronics industry rely on traditional search engines to research electronic component data. While traditional search engines are sometimes useful for finding obscure documentation, they lack the context and depth of vertical search engines that specialize in searching for data on electronic components. Over the past few years, a number of free component data websites have emerged. These typically offer better data than traditional search engines, so the question is -- are they good enough?
5 Reasons Why You Need SiliconExpert
An infographic on how SiliconExpert tools can empower your company to succeed like never before. Enhance productivity by selecting the right parts, mitigate fire drills by finding cross references, save time and money with PCN alerts and EOL forecasting, and get compliant with environmental and governmental regulations. Silicon Expert is the leading industry provider in accurate, comprehensive, and current electronic component data.
New Products Introduced in the Electronics Industry in 2014
Find out how many electronic parts were introduced to the market in the last year with our trends of NPI (new products introduced) infographic. Our representation takes complied data from 2014 to focus on specific product types including the main categories of parts, product categories, and even product lines that were introduced.
Acquisitions in the Electronic Industry in 2014
This infographic features 330 company acquisitions classified as full, partial, mergers, spin-offs or brand acquisitions made public in 2014. See which companies were acquired, when these acquisitions happened, and who acquired the most companies. Also, gain insight on some of the featured acquisitions of 2014.
Infographic: 7 Best Practices for Evaluating Cross References
SiliconExpert helps thousands of engineers make component selection decisions everyday. Here is an infographic on seven best practices to consider before selecting an alternative component to solve an immediate obsolescence or supply chain issue.
REACH Compliance and Growth in the Electronics Industry in 2014
Find out how REACH has affected the electronics industry as of August 2014. SiliconExpert's new REACH infographic takes a look at REACH’s compliance and growth in the past year, the percentage of components and manufacturers publish information, top product lines containing SVHCs and the additions SVHCs in this past year. By the time next year, ECHA projects 172 new SVHC additions. See what defines a substance on the SIN lists. Also, new in our 2014 REACH infographic are Authorized substances.
Infographic on SiliconExpert's Module: BOM Grading
Analyze and grade your Bill of Materials on the risk factors that matter. SiliconExpert evaluates your BOM by flagging high risk parts on four different risk factors: lifecycle, inventory, environmental, multi-sourcing, so you know where to concentrate your mitigation factors. Also, see how to enhance your BOM Grades with SiliconExpert's BOM Grading module.
RoHS2 in the Electronics Industry
RoHS2 or the RoHS Recast was drafted in 2008 and took effect on January 2, 2013. The RoHS2 directive still restricts the usage of six hazardous substances to electrical and electronic equipment. The revision added three categories of products with expiration dates. Most importantly, RoHS2 requires manufacturers to CE-mark their products. Manufacturers must provide declaration of conformity before CE-marking their product.
Acquisitions in the Electronics Industry in 2013
This infographic features 258 company acquisitions classified as full, partial, mergers, spin-offs or brand acquisitions made public in 2013. See which companies were acquired, when these acquisitions happened, and who acquired the most companies. Also, gain insight on some of the featured acquisitions of 2013.
Over 350,000 parts became obsolete last year - were you aware of them?
Over 350,000 electronic parts went obsolete in 2013. Some parts went obsolete without a PCN association. Be proactive in fighting obsolescence and learn how SiliconExpert can help detect, mitigate, and avoid risks of your components going obsolete.
Conflict Mineral Reporting Deadline Approaching
Conflict mineral reporting is due on May 31st 2014 for the 2013 calendar year. Find out how much the conflict mineral SEC regulations has impacted the electronics industry, what documentations suppliers use to report on conflict minerals and how many parts and suppliers are conflict mineral free. This infographic will deep dive into which product categories are affected by the conflict mineral regulation, how many parts contain the 3TG minerals and how many of those 3TG minerals are actually conflict free.
European Union Proposes a Conflict Mineral Regulation
SiliconExpert explores the new proposed European Union conflict mineral regulation. Should European and global companies expect the same pressure to report conflict mineral status as from Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act?
Trends of New Electronic Products Introduced in 2013
Find out how many electronic parts were introduced to the market in the last year with our trends of NPI (new products introduced) infographic. Our representation takes complied data from 2013 to focus on specific product types including the main categories of parts, product categories, and even product lines that were introduced.
Why every component engineer should have a component database in their arsenal of tools
Find out why every component engineer needs a component database instead of relying on Google and other traditional search engines. In this blog post, we will explore four basic needs of component engineers and how SiliconExpert can help component engineers tackle these issues.
Supply Chain: Counterfeit Incidents & Sporadic Lifecycle Changes in the Electronics Industry
This representation will analyze counterfeit and lifecycle trends, two of the major and many aspects that affect the supply chain in the electronics industry. Find out which product types have been most susceptible to counterfeiting and the link between obsolescence and counterfeit parts. Next, look at lifecycle trends discussing when parts are obsoleted, whether or not they are obsoleted with a PCN, and what percentage of PCNs have immediate last order dates associated with them.