Category Archives: Events

2019 – The Scarcity of Electronic Components Update

The scarcity of electronic components has taken a toll on component manufacturers, distributors, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and contract manufacturers (CMs).  2018 was a challenging year with spot shortages that continued to plague customers. As the second quarter of 2019 ramps up, the demand for high capacitance base metal electrode multi-layered ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs), […]

Electronic Components Shortages in 2017

The EPSNews Electronics Purchasing And The Supply Chain is reporting that obsolescence, mergers and acquisitions and an unexpected increase in demand for electronic components is causing component shortages up and down the supply chain. As the supply of electronic components swings from too much inventory to extended lead times and ever increasing part obsolescence, distributors […]

Traceability or Where Has This Legacy Part Been?

How do you get traceability to the original manufacturer on a part that is obsolete and no longer available from the component maker? Inland Empire Components works with our clients to secure the supply chain by addressing the question, “Where did this part come from?”  Effective September 16th, 2016, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)  released […]

10 Ways To Identifying a Trusted Supplier

Finding a trustworthy and experienced supplier can be one of your most elusive purchasing challenges. In addition, suppliers play a key role in your ability to conduct business. It is to your benefit to develop strong supplier relationships. Choosing the right supplier is crucial to business success. Good suppliers provide the right products and parts on time to […]

Inland Empire Components, Inc. Announces Women Owned Certification by WBENC

Distributor and Procurement Service Provider Adds Premier (WBENC) Women Owned Certification LAKE ELSINORE, California May 23, 2016–Inland Empire Components, Inc., an established local and global distributor of electronic components and procurement services, has received the nationally recognized Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certification. Thousands of major U.S. corporations and federal, state and local government entities recognize the WBENC […]

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 […]