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If you are a supply-chain specialist or an engineer in the electronics industry, you know what RoHS is. You may even know about RoHS 2. But are you ready for RoHS 3? For those that want to learn, RoHS is...
Freeport was established in 1982 and now has more than 30 years of manufacturing experience specializing in high definition digital products. Freeport leads the world in cable assemblies and connector manufacturing with presence in Asia, Europe, and North America. With...
I have been in the industry and traveling for over 20 years, and I thoroughly enjoy meeting new people. I have met people from all over the globe, and I have given countless sales pitches. I have learned a lot...
During our business trips visiting customers and factories, many times we are asked, why Reno? Well, the secret seems to be out. Northern Nevada has become a popular place to expand or relocate a business. From large to small, many...
With the advent of Alibaba and other portals into Chinese manufacturing, it has become commonplace for folks to search for the availability of what they need and then contact the manufacturer directly. However, there are many pitfalls to buying products...
Summitech and Diptronics have worked closely for more than 10 years. Diptronics is one of the leading manufacturers in the world in Dip, Tact, Rotary, Slide, Detector, Multi-Functional, Micro and Illuminated switches.  The company, who is headquartered in Taiwan, opened...
Background: My name is Michael Leavitt and I am one of the owners here at Summitech. Pete and I opened the company about 19 years ago and I have focused on the sales, business development and growth of the company....
Programmable LED strips are fantastic when it comes to adding color patterns to almost anything. But one thing to keep in mind is the power that will be required to run them. Yes, LEDs use much less power than incandescent...
If you’ve ever dimmed a programmable led, you have certainly noticed that the response is non-linear. If you ramp up the duty cycle from zero to one hundred percent, you’ve noticed that the led gets brighter very quickly at the...
Most consumer electronics products use indicator lights to display the status of the unit to the customer. Is the power on? Has the unit booted? Is it receiving traffic? These indicator lights are used by technical support personnel to help...