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Samsung hikes semi prices by 20%
Guys, €10 to €300 is only thirty fold…   You are close to some of the chip prices I have been quoted. Last year saw two hikes per company and another earlier this...
Thursday, 9 June 2022 - 14:47
RS485 Access Control?
Have you looked at Modbus? It usually uses RS485.
Sunday, 22 May 2022 - 00:37
Hot Air rework station?
The big Metcal ones can melt titanium balls let alone plastic parts if you’re not careful so get a selection of nozzle sizes. Kapton tape is useful. Get one with...
Sunday, 22 May 2022 - 00:35
Solderable breadboards - thoughts?
A few useful companies that make SMT PCB adapters if anybody is interested.   https://www.artekit.eu/   https://www.proto-advantage.com/store/ Used both and their...
Saturday, 21 May 2022 - 20:42
Its a tough (manufacturing) life these days!
As you can tell I was slightly frustrated by every single client company I have worked with over the last 18 months refusing my procurement advice, doing exactly what I warned...
Tuesday, 17 May 2022 - 18:26
Solderable breadboards - thoughts?
They work fine for “do it now or tomorrow (or next week)” stuff.   jlcpcb works fine for “need it small or with a funny package (eg qfn)” and a couple weeks will do.  ...
Thursday, 12 May 2022 - 21:50
Its a tough (manufacturing) life these days!
I feel for you ka7ehk, It’s even worse trying make products in the hundreds or low thousands right now. I hope you get lucky finding all the parts you need. Murdo.
Monday, 18 April 2022 - 13:31
Linear Tech and Maxim together now
The problem with one persons own view is that you are fundamentally a single sample point. I don’t see Renesas much compared to STM, Microchip, etc but I am acutely aware that is...
Thursday, 31 March 2022 - 23:57
Linear Tech and Maxim together now
Funnily enough I had a meeting with an FAE the other day in a local cafe/restaurant (my office still isn’t allowing visitors in due to covid restrictions, so just meet the sales...
Thursday, 31 March 2022 - 23:09
Linear Tech and Maxim together now
Okay I’m a pedant too, but TI has been nicknamed Texas for so many years that the denizens of said state have to take second place…
Thursday, 31 March 2022 - 23:02
Linear Tech and Maxim together now
Funnily enough I was going to add Diodes Inc (Zetex) but didn’t want to pad the list. I know them well as they are or were based in Oldham, England and I used to work with...
Thursday, 31 March 2022 - 23:00
Linear Tech and Maxim together now
The consolidation of the last ten years has been amazing. I reckon the following consolidated companies own this market (embedded and general electronics) now:   Analog...
Thursday, 31 March 2022 - 10:18

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