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element14 expands range of high-quality passive components to support customers in their design journey

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With over 230,000 products in stock, customers can now purchase capacitors, EMC/RFI suppression, filters, inductors, potentiometers, trimmers, and resistors, all in one place.

element14 has announced that is has substantially expanded its already extensive range of passive component stock with the addition of new arrivals from brand names such as YAGEO, Kemet, Murata, Wurth Electronik and Panasonic.

The passive component market is expected to continue expanding in the coming years. The rising popularity of consumer electronics, automotive electronics, and industrial automation results in more passive components being required in all applications. element14 is committed to stocking a broad range of passives from market-leading suppliers to ensure that critical projects ranging from robotics and IoT to EVs, 5G, and medical devices, can proceed without any delays.

Weidi Zhu, President of Sales – APAC, element14 at element14, said, “element14 is well aware of the ever-evolving market demands and the need to stay ahead of the curve. With the growing number of applications requiring passive components, such as IIOT, robotics, EV & charging, wearables, and beyond, element14 is committed to being at the forefront of new product introductions and partnering with manufacturers from the point of designing new technologies. Our expanded product range and strong linecard position us well to meet the future demand for smaller and powerful components. We understand that the market can turn quickly, and we are ready to meet the challenge head-on with our expertise and commitment to excellent service.”

Highlights of the extensive element14 range include Kemet’s KC-LINK™ with KONNEKT™ technology surface mount capacitors, R4Y series and C700 series capacitors; Yageo’s VT thin film resistor series; Wurth’s SMT power inductors; Murata’s lead disc ceramic capacitor and, Panasonic’s ERJ-PM8 series anti-surge thick film resistors.

All of these high-quality components are now available from element14, with the added benefits of fast delivery; a variety of packaging options including full reel and re-reel; and full compliance with automotive, aerospace and military industry standards coupled with full product traceability to ensure customers receive uncompromised service.

Simon Leuz, Team Lead Distribution EMEA, Wurth Elektronik said, “Customers and service providers still have substantial stock in their warehouses. Nevertheless, Würth Elektronik has been investing in its supply chain and stock to enable growth. A strong supply chain, good availability and great partnerships will be significant to service customers when the market picks up again. We´re seeing this as a challenge as well as an opportunity. We expect the second half of 2024 to be brighter and better.”

A spokesperson for Murata said: “In terms of stock availability and prices the company is planning to produce generally in line with sales, or to build up inventory. Prices are declining, especially for consumer product parts for smartphones and PCs. The outlook is that in addition to continued price competition in the consumer market, there will be periodic price revisions for automobiles, so Murata expects prices to continue to decline in that sector as well, especially in the EV market. However, the speed of EV body price reductions is expected to subside by the end of 2024.

“At present, there are several persistent issues impacting global supply chains: some inherent like the scale and complexity of modern components, and some are external, like supply chain and manufacturing disruptions caused by weather events, trade restrictions, and global instability,” the spokesperson added. “But there is still widespread innovation and opportunity across the electronics industry. The demand for electronic components will continue to be driven by the emergence of new and exciting technologies like AI, as well as the continuous push for increased digitisation and intelligence across industrial, automotive, and medical sectors.”

YAGEO Group’s Director Global Distribution EMEA, Thomas Heel added, “The YAGEO Group is well positioned to secure the supply of high-quality products for tomorrow´s designs. We see a huge interest from design engineers for our new technologies especially in the e-Mobility, Green Energy and Industrial Automation markets.

“We are convinced that the electronic content will continue to increase in the coming years, and that the demand for high grade electronics components will strengthen. It will allow engineers and innovators to make the impossible possible.”

The complete range of passive components can be ordered online from Farnell in EMEA, element14 in APAC and Newark in North America.

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