Featured New Products Introduced in the Electronics Industry— July 2015
Featured NPI in July 2015-- SiliconExpert brings you a recap of some of the highlights in New Products Introduced (NPI) by month. Each update lists the newest products by the date they were introduced, a summary of what makes them unique and the link to read more details. Whether you’re researching for the newest upgrade or just satisfying your curiosity, these monthly updates are your perfect NPI guide in the Electronics Industry.
Industry News: The Expert Round-up
Industry Updates— we collect the latest industry news, sift through it, and provide you with all the important stuff. Each update surrounds a different theme and shows how that theme relates to other industries. Whether you’re researching or just killing time, these industry updates are your perfect guide to all things newsworthy.

This week the topic is IoT- The Internet of Things. The scenario in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. See how this trending concept affects many different aspects of our society.
7 Best Practices for Evaluating Cross References
Products are designed with a product lifecycle of at least 10 years. Within those 10 years, it is inevitable that there will be an issue with one of the components in the original BOM. The problem maybe as minor as low inventory stock from their distributor or something major like a last time buy lifecycle change. Avoid a premature redesign and secure the product’s 10 year lifecycle by finding a proper cross reference. Use these seven factors when considering an alternate to solve a lifecycle or a supply chain issue.
Infographic: REACH 2015
Find out how REACH Regulations have affected the electronics industry as of July 2015. SiliconExpert's new REACH infographic takes a look at REACH compliance and growth, the percentage of suppliers who publish compliance information, top product lines containing SVHCs, and new substances added in the past year. Learn about the SIN List and the top product categories that contain SIN substances. Authorization and Restrictions are shown, along with the amount of substances that fall into each category. Lastly, find out who is affected and must comply with REACH Regulations.
How to Survive a Missed Product Change Notification (PCN)
It is no question that monitoring PCN alerts in today’s market is a daunting task. Changes happen daily and the impact can be both immediate and high priority. Managing PCNs requires searching multiple sites, monitoring many different manufacturers and deciphering multiple formats to find the answers you need. With so many variables, it’s not uncommon to miss a change for a critical component.
Why Multi-Sourcing is a No-Brainer
When choosing a part, you want one that fits all of the necessary qualifications and fits within your budget. Ensuring your parts are properly multi-sourced is sometimes overlooked. Choose multi-sourced parts and be prepared with alternatives for every fire drill situation such as, lifecycle change, unforeseen circumstance, market shortages and having approved vendor options. Discover how having multi-sourced parts is important for your products.
Are Free Component Data Sites 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.
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