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US extends China chip ban

In a complex 450 page document the US has extended its ban on chip sales to China to devices that are below the leading edge. The US has also extended the ban to over 40 countries which are seen as likely to buy the chips for re-sale to China. “Today’s updated rules will increase effectiveness…

EMI back-shells for Harwin mini power connector

By Steve Bush 28th July 2023 Harwin has created a range of retro-fittable 360° anti-interference back-shells for its Kona high-power connector series. “These back-shells will prevent unwanted EMI leaking out from the connector-cable assembly into the surrounding system,” according to the company. “The two-part construction of the Kona backshells enables engineers to up-grade their existing cable assemblies…

DISTRIBUTORS GRAPPLE WITH CONFLICTING SUPPLY CHAIN SIGNALS

Supply chain complexities have increased throughout the electronics industry, creating opportunities for distributors to help customers navigate the tortuous terrains facing them. After nearly two years of severely constrained supply conditions, electronic manufacturers are finally reporting improvements in the delivery of some components, shortening lead times and reduced pressure on average selling prices across the…

HOW TO SPOT COUNTERFEIT ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

Counterfeits electronic components are Electronic components that are misleading as to the origin or quality relating to the parts. It is possible to counterfeit a certain electronic component and potentially infringe one’s trademark license rights. Counterfeit parts often have inferior specifications and quality. They may be a hazard in a critical system such as an…