Lintech Components was acknowledged by the Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA) as one of an industry handful with its 5-Year Membership Award! Read how Lintech meets and exceeds the qualifications for earning this coveted membership.Read More
Lintech’s return rate was just over 0.4 percent over the first five months of 2014.These exceptionally low rates can be attributed to three key factors: the product expertise of our account representatives, our rigorous incoming and outgoing inspection.Read More
Learn about the benefits of placing blanket POs for discontinued or hard-to-find electrical components with a trusted supplier, like Lintech Components.Read More
It’s not just talk, it really is critical that you purchase from vetted sources you can trust and that you remember there may be a nefarious reason for that surprisingly low price you’re being quoted. Caveat emptor or you could end up with counterfeit components hawked by the likes of Peter Picone of Tytronix and Epic International Electronics… As reported in military.com, a man who admitted sending counterfeit semiconductors to the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Connecticut and other customers acknowledged Thursday [May 29, 2014] the substandard parts could have put people’s lives in danger. Peter Picone faces up to 46 months after pleading guilty to a single count of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit military goods. Read more in this June 4, AP News military.com story.Read More
Component Obsolescence: Is Your Process Up to the Challenge?
Electronic component obsolescence presents unique product design challenges such as continuity, quality, cost management, and support for the total life of the product. There are constraints on components and substitutions based on the original board design, customer requirements (e.g., cost, time, functional, environmental requirements), ability to match components for identical drop-in capability versus re-design or interposer modules to resize and allow for drop-in, impact of semiconductor die shrinks on functionality(e.g., noise susceptibility, drive capability, signal integrity, different edge rates, etc.), and supply issues for the immediate and life of the product time frames.Read More
The stress of buying obsolete, allocated and hard-to-find electronic components from independent distributors is enormous. This is not only due to having to find products on time and on-budget, but also the uncertainty of buying authentic parts from unreliable independent distributors. In today’s uncertain market, as a buyer, you must ask yourself: “What should I look for when choosing an independent electronic component distributor for my most difficult and urgent procurement needs?”
The stress of buying obsolete, allocated and hard-to-find electronic components from independent distributors is enormous. This is not only due to having to find products on time and on-budget, but also the uncertainty of buying authentic parts from unreliable independent distributors.
What to Look for When Sourcing from an Independent ElectroRead More
IEMI Readies Its Anti-Counterfeit Plan
The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative, an association of semiconductor OEMs, claims to have new ways to keep counterfeit components out of your supply chain. If it doesn't, it won't be for lack of effort. First envisioned way back in 2011, the project called for companies to donate a small amount of staff time -- about three hours a week -- to analyzing data from supply chain operations. The goal was to identify where the fake goods were most likely to wiggle into the production process.At first they identified four types of products that appeared most appealing to counterfeiters.
Industry has done much to raise awareness about the dangers of counterfeit electronic components, but by and large engineers and procurement professionals remain concerned about how to combat the problem. A counterfeit components study from Penton Media’s Design Engineering and Sourcing Group identified these and other trends last summer, highlighting the growing counterfeit problem across the entire electronics supply chain.