The disposal of e-waste, or electronic waste, is an issue with which the modern world has slowly come to terms. The Global E-waste Statistics Partnership (GESP) – an organization that collects and collates worldwide statistics on e-waste – calculated that in 2019 the United States generated about 6.92 million metric tons (approximately 7.63 million standard… Read more »
Month: November 2022
Passive vs Active Electronic Components: What’s the Difference?
Electronic components can be classified as passive or active, depending on their function. Electronic components that inject power into circuits, controlling and amplifying the electrical current as it flows through them, are considered active, while those that do not are passive. Further, passive electronic components neither store nor consume energy, while active components do. One simple… Read more »
Counterfeit Electronic Components: How (and Why) to Avoid Them
Counterfeiting is malicious activity. It corrupts our financial systems, technology-driven sectors, and even the spine of modern human productivity: the electronics industry. Counterfeit electronic components remain a significant threat to the electronics industry and cost manufacturers billions yearly. According to a research article by NC State University, counterfeiting has turned into a full-fledged industry. The… Read more »
Featured Manufacturer: SunLED
One of the leading manufacturers of optoelectronic components, SunLED serves industries from high-volume manufacturers to startups. SunLED supports production from design to delivery, providing global LED solutions to manufacturers. Committed to service and quality, the company and SunLED distributors continue supplying the world with tomorrow’s electronic innovations.
Featured Manufacturer: Bergquist Distributors
A necessary part of any electronic system, thermal control continues to be a growing challenge, particularly in industry systems with complex designs and compact footprints. Bergquist Distributors is one of the most trusted global brands when it comes to thermal management.