MC705C8ACPE Ready To Ship

About MC705C8ACPE: Freescale Semiconductor announced on March 19th, 2014 the discontinuance of MC705C8ACPE Microcontrollers. All orders for the discontinued product must have been received by Freescale by the last buy date of March 19th, 2015. After the last buy date, Freescale would no longer accept orders for the MC705C8ACPE. Final last ship date by Freescale for the MC705C8ACPE is March […]

What You Should Know About Avoiding Counterfeit Parts

Inland Empire Components, Inc. (IEC) has in place a counterfeit avoidance program which meets industry standards for visual inspection. We follow an extensive inspection checklist that includes reviewing part markings, packaging dimensions and X-Ray inspection. Often, customers choose to inspect and test components in their own facility to their specifications. We work with third party […]

What is a “Trusted Source” of Supply?

Beginning November 15, 2012,  the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) requires suppliers who are awarded contracts to supply electronic parts (in the FSC 5962 category) to use SigNature DNA marking from Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. Also, it was announced by the DLA that “effective immediately, only trusted sources who comply with Deoxyribonucleic Acid marking requirement in DLAD 52.11-9074 are eligible to receive […]

Contractors Must “Eliminate and Abolish” Counterfeits per NDAA Section 818

Every industry has an association of professionals that come together to master mind solutions and protect the interests of its members. The ERAI provides independent distributors and the marketplace it supports with educational opportunities and ethical guidance for electronic distributors who solve supply chain issues for customers. On January 3, 2013, President Obama signed into law […]

How We Find Components

Let me be blunt. If you are the one assigned to find components at your facility, your job may be challenging to say the least.  Everyday we talk to buyers and engineers who are frustrated with having to find components. Here is a great real life example of what I’m talking about. First, I will […]

NAPM-San Fernando Valley Supplier Night 2012 Really Was A Blast!

Once of our favorite customers sent us an invitation to attend the NAPM-San Fernando Valley 2012. The email subject line said “Supplier Night Will Be A Blast”.   Michelle Moore and I packed up our business cards and gathered a few back scratchers for the trip from Lake Elsinore to Granada Hills.   Michelle and I have had many […]

The Hottest Product Since The iPhone? Rapid Digital Manufacturing Reviewed

The coolest thing I saw (besides my customers) at the Del Mar Electronics Trade Show 2012 was the latest in local 3D printing machines.  Ironically, I got a call from my brother who displayed more excitement then I’ve ever heard from him before.  He told me that he had just signed up for the new […]