The Top 50 Electronics Distributors

The Top 50 Electronics Distributors: Restarting Growth and Running with It

Top 50 Distributors 2019
The electronics industry saw the signs of a turnaround in the second half of the year as demand spiked and lead times extended for memory ICs, capacitors, resistors, discrete semiconductors and power components. Longer lead times – and allocations – have plagued buyers throughout 2017 and into 2018. This has led to significant challenges in component availability. Distributors with the most on-hand inventory are typically the winners during periods of component shortages and supply constraints.

Since 1991, IBS Electronics has been named one of SourceToday’s Top 50 Distributors. This year, we were ranked #33. This annual report recognizes top global distributors for electronics across a range of industries. Criteria considered were financial results reported by each company, as well as estimates for other private companies that did not comment. Also taken into account were each business’ priorities and major concerns, including next year’s estimated revenues. Overall, electronics have been experiencing a boom the past years, leading to component shortages. but healthy growth for distributors.

New Infineon HybridPACK Power Modules Enable Fast and Flexible

Infineon HybridPACK Drive Flat Power Module
Munich, Germany – 2 May 2019 – In order to support the automotive industry in building up a broad and cost competitive portfolio of hybrid and electric vehicles (xEV), Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) is launching new power modules for xEV main inverters. At this year’s PCIM trade fair Infineon will present four new HybridPACK™ Drive modules optimized for different inverter performance levels between 100 kW and 200 kW. Furthermore, Infineon introduces the HybridPACK Double Sided Cooling (DSC) S2, a technology upgrade to the existing HybridPACK DSC. This module targets main inverters up to 80 kW in hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with high power density requirements.

Infineon’s HybridPACK™ family extends across the full power spectrum required by IGBT modules in hybrid and electric vehicles. Various product versions in six different packages enable maximum scalability across voltage and power classes, from 200 A to 900 A and 400 V to 1200 V (nominal chip values).

 Availability
The new HybridPACK Drive products will be available in June 2019, the HybridPACK DSC S2 will be available in July 2019. More information is available at www.infineon.com/hybridpack.

Infineon at the PCIM 2019

At the PCIM 2019 tradeshow, Infineon is presenting innovative product-to-system solutions for applications that are set to power the world and shape the future. Infineon’s demos are presented at booth #313 in hall 9 (Nuremberg, Germany, 7-9 May 2019). Information about the PCIM show highlights is available at www.infineon.com/pcim.

ETAL delivers Excellence in Magnetic Components at PCIM 2019

etal-transfomersDitchling, Sussex, 15 April 2019 – ETAL, a world leader in high performance passive components, is delivering Excellence in Magnetic Components at the forthcoming PCIM exhibition in Nuremberg (Hall 6, Stand 104). ETAL is specifically showcasing solutions for renewable energy, automotive, railway, robotics, defence, medical and industrial applications and is focussing on reaching customers in the DACH, French and Iberian regions.

ETAL Group, originally founded in 1968 is a leading supplier of in-house developed high-performance magnetic components, primarily transformers and inductors for the telecom, power technology, automotive and defence industries.

Following the acquisition of Anaview in 2013, its product range expanded to also include high-end class D amplifiers for the audio industry. ETAL Group conducts operations through local offices in Sweden, Estonia, UK, US, China, India and Sri Lanka, and through distribution partners in an additional 20 or so countries. Production takes place at the company’s own facilities in Estonia and Sri Lanka as well as through production partners in Asia.

The ETAL Group represents the Magnetics business area in KAMIC Group, a privately held corporate group based in Sweden. The group consists of some 20 companies offering technical products and services in a number of well-defined market niches.

Most of its companies conduct trading and agency operations, but the group also includes companies with in-house product development and manufacturing. Together, the companies of KAMIC Group have a very wide customer base and many of its customers are multinational industrial companies with global production. The key customer segments include manufacturers of telecom equipment, commercial vehicles, digital signage solutions and automation equipment, as well as electrical contractors and building consultants.

ETAL specialises in custom products and in optimising designs but also offers a range of standard components. Its’ portfolio includes chokes, air coils, coils, current transformers, power transformers and signal transformers. A particular strength is high-end and reliable planar products such as custom made transformers and/or inductors that combine superior performance with overall low cost. ETAL also has a long history in designing and manufacturing of very small toroid products and complex modules. Often these products are made into common mode chokes but can also be found as compact high efficient fly back transformers.

Headquartered at the Kamic Group HQ in Stockholm, ETAL Group conducts its business operations through offices in Sweden, Estonia, UK, China and Sri Lanka, and through distribution partners in an additional 20 or so countries. Production takes place at the company’s own facilities in the UK, Estonia and Sri Lanka as well as through production partners in Asia. ETAL Group has a 5000 sq.mt. site in Ratmalana, Sri Lanka and a 2400 sq. mt. site in Estonia. Following the acquisition of SIGA in the UK in 2018, ETAL has access to a purpose built, 15,000 sq.ft factory in the UK where over 50 employees produce a wide range of high quality transformers and inductors. A custom engineering team is based at the same location.

About ETAL Group

Since 1968, ETAL Group has been a leading supplier of in-house developed high-performance magnetic components, primarily transformers and inductors. ETAL develops, manufactures and sells magnetic components to a world-wide market through offices in Europe, Asia and through distribution partners in an additional 20 countries. Production takes place at the company’s own facilities in Estonia and Sri Lanka as well as through production partners in Asia.

CUI USB Type C Connectors

CUI USB Type C CUI’s Interconnect Group has added USB Type C connectors to its USB product family. The UJ31 receptacle connector series and UP31 plug connector series conform to the USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard that supports data transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps and power delivery up to 100 W at 20 V. With a reversible connector interface for simple and reliable mating, these USB Type C connectors provide designers with a compact, versatile solution for a variety of I/O applications in consumer and portable electronic devices, including high volume storage products, digital audio devices, and mobile computing equipment.

CUI’s Type C plug and receptacle connectors conform to the USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard that supports data transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps and power delivery up to 100 W at 20 V, offer a 5 A current rating for faster power charging, and high durability for up to 10,000 mating cycles.

Incorporating A, B, Micro AB, Micro B, Mini AB, Mini B, and C USB connector types, CUI’s USB standard 2.0, 3.1 Gen 1 (previously 3.0), and 3.1 Gen 2 connectors are ideal for a variety of I/O applications in consumer and portable electronic devices. Offered in receptacle or plug types with horizontal or vertical orientations, our USB connector line features a number of mounting styles including surface mount, cable mount, mid mount SMT and through hole, allowing them to plug into virtually any design. These USB connectors also feature an operating temperature range up to -30 to +85°C and reliability as high as 10,000 mating cycles.

New Mean Well Power Supplies

Mean Well offers a wide range of AC/DC power supplies, DC/DC converters, DC/AC inverters and AC/AC transformers that range from 1 to 20kW. When looking for a Mean Well power supply for LED lighting it is easy to get lost in the many different options available. First, it is a good idea to know the specific needs of your project. Often, power supplies are wrongly chosen for an LED project which leads to failure. In order to cut out any issues use the quick checklist below when looking for an LED power Supply.

Mean Well Power Supply and Driver Catalog This quick selection guide will go through the many categories and options offered by Mean Well.

Mean well announces new series for LED Driver, DIN Rail power supplies or other application where power supplies are needed. All Meanwell related news can be found per news category.

XLG-150/200 Series

XLG-150/200 Series

To offer a complete product choice, the XLG-150/200 series (150/ 200W) is soon officially unveiled after the launch of XLG-25/50/75 /100 series (25/50/75 /10W). The whole series adopts constant power mode design, which is convenient for customers to design and adjust driver current for various LED light sources. Key product features include:

  • Full power at 70~100% operation.(Constant Power mode)

  • Wide input range 100-305V AC(Class I).

  • Protection function: SCP/OVP/OTP.

  • 3 in 1 dimming function with isolation design.

  • Surge protection: 6KV/4KV (10KV/6KV optional)

  • India (EESL) version with Input over voltage protection.

  • Lifetime >50,000 hrs and 5 years warranty

EPP-120S Series

EPP-120S Series

MEAN WELL has achieved 120W in a 3”x2” PCB form factor via technical breakthrough and is proud to release the ultra-high power density miniaturized EPP-120S series. Key product features include:

  • 3”x 2” ultra-high power density miniaturized design (18.2W/in3 )

  • Full range 80~264VAC input with built-in PFC function

  • 120W output power without external fan cooling, 150W peak load (10 seconds)

  • Suitable for installation in Class I (with FG) or Class II (no FG) systems
  • No load power consumption

  • High efficiency up to 94%

  • -30~+85℃ ultra-wide operating temperature range

  • Operation altitude up to 5000 meters

  • Protections: short circuit/overload/over voltage/over temperature

  • Compliance to ITE (IEC/EN/UL62368) safety: CB/UL/cUL/TUV/EAC/CE

  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 76.2×50.8x28mm

  • 3 years warranty

RPS-120S Series

RPS-120S Series

MEAN WELL is expanding the RPS family’s 3”x2” product offering to 120W, up from 30~65W of the previously released RPS-30/45/65, by releasing the ultra-high power density RPS-120S series. Key product features include:

  • 3”x 2” ultra-high power density miniaturized design (18.2W/in3 )

  • Full range 80~264VAC input with built-in PFC function

  • 120W output power without external fan cooling, 150W peak load (10 seconds)

  • 2xMOPP isolation level, low leakage current, suitable for type BF medical applications
  • Suitable for installation in Class I (with FG) or Class II (no FG) systems

  • No load power consumption

  • igh efficiency up to 94%

  • -30~+85℃ ultra-wide operating temperature range

  • Operation altitude up to 4000 meters

  • Protections: short circuit/overload/over voltage/over temperature

  • Compliance to medical (IEC/EN/ANSI/AAMI 60601) safety: CB/UL/cUL/TUV/EAC/CE

  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 76.2×50.8x28mm

  • 3 years warranty

Ametherm NTC thermistor probe assembly with ring lug

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Designed for high-accuracy temperature sensing and measurement in Li-ion battery power applications, Ametherm’s PANR 103395-342 NTC thermistor probe assembly combines a specially designed ring lug for battery mounting with a high dielectric voltage rating of 4000 VAC.

The thermistors are manufactured from a specially formulated metal oxide ceramic material that is extremely accurate in sensing temperature and is ideal for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, off-grid energy storage, and alternative energy applications. Providing a high-stability replacement for less-accurate thermocouples, the PANR 103395-342 experiences minimal drift from its initial electrical values. The device offers resistance at 25°C of 10kΩ, beta of 3950°K, dissipation constant of 8mW/°C, thermal time constant of 10.0 s, and an operating temperature range of -50 to + 180°C. The RoHS-compliant assembly features 18-AWG stranded Teflon-insulated lead wires.

Ametherm’s NTC sensing thermistors include the PANR 103395-342 probe assembly with a ring lug for easy and secure mounting to battery terminals. The device is extremely accurate and experiences minimal drift from its initial electrical values to provide a high-stability replacement for thermocouples. The temperature probe features a high-dielectric withstand voltage, resistance at 25°C of 10kΩ, beta of 3950°K, and dissipation constant of 8mW/°C.

In addition, Ametherm’s MM35-DIN series of inrush current limiting NTC thermistors designed to withstand high input energy of 1200J and steady-state currents from 50.0A to 80.0A at 680V. Offered in DIN-rail-mountable packages, these inrush current limiters are optimized for high-power industrial and green energy applications, including variable frequency motor drives, wind turbines, large inverters, single- and three-phase motors, and transformers. The MM35-DIN series features resistance at 25°C from 0.2Ω to 1.5Ω, with maximum power of 38.4W.