Passives makers actively eliminate lead Product News 1/30/2003 Post a comment Driven by the European Union's move to ban lead in electronic assemblies by 2006 as well as a similar move in Japan, many passive-component manufacturers are well ahead of the deadline to phase out lead in electronic components.
Components distributors hope it's Bluetooth's year Product News 1/21/2003 Post a comment If there is an industry that needs the Next Big Thing to drive growth, electronic components is it. And in 2003, Bluetooth technology-enabled in cell phones, headsets, PDAs and even PCs and peripherals-could be the long-awaited driver. That possibility has not been lost on components distributors. Avnet, an earlier believer in Bluetooth, opened its first Bluetooth design center-under the auspices of Avnet Radio Frequency Design Services-in Singapore in May 2001. Avnet quickly began offering a Bl