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Outsmarting obsolescence with the grey market

Component Sense’s Liam Kilmister and Grant Rutherford walk readers through the process of sourcing obsolete and hard-to-find components via the grey market. Given its sudden and disruptive nature, it is clear why many electronic manufacturers see component obsolescence as a major production line risk. When a component’s end-of- life (EoL) is announced and no longer available directly, it can force manufacturers into costly redesigns and new product lifecycles. Research conducted by Z2Data on their customers found that roughly 30 per cent of EoL notices issued in 2023 were without a prior product change notification (PCN). Whilst there is no silver bullet…

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Mobile energy off-the-shelf

VISIT ANSMANN AT STAND 69 – Electronic Component Show 2024 Buyers sourcing portable energy solutions should visit Ansmann’s stand to…

Navigate change, design the future

VISIT MOUSER ELECTRONICS AT STAND 32 – Electronic Component Show 2024 Mouser’s VP marketing EMEA, Graham Maggs, explains how the company…

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Data centers, AI’s lifeline

In this article, John Denslinger argues that good or bad, AI is fast becoming inseparable to human activity and AI’s lifeline is definitely the data center. For the past year,…

GenAI workplace trends

In this article, John Denslinger acknowledges that GenAI is still at trial phase, but the trend is clear—every organization, every employee can elevate performance. ‘Knowledge is power’—Sir Francis Bacon, Philosopher…

EV vs H2 : Winning the zero-emissions race

This month John Denslinger explores the competing technologies in the zero- emissions race and argues that only when the advantages are truly clear will consumers pick the winner. For all…

Was EV over-hyped?

In this article, John Denslinger explores the scale of investment required to match the US’ electrification goals and deadlines with the power transmission infrastructure itself. According to nearly 4,000 car…

Power grid abyss

In this article, John Denslinger explores the scale of investment required to match the US’ electrification goals and deadlines with the power transmission infrastructure itself Achieving a clean energy economy…

Distributors grapple with conflicting supply chain signals

Supply chain complexities have increased throughout the electronics industry, creating opportunities for distributors to help customers navigate the tortuous terrains facing them. After nearly two years of severely constrained supply…

Distribution: record sales ahead of downturn

Purchase commitments made by OEM customers during the period of product shortages will keep distribution sales and profits high through the rest of the year despite signs of a market…

Distributors see rising sales from auto industry

The auto industry is facing continuing chip shortages and many tier 1-4 automotive suppliers are turning to distributors for parts and services. Distributors report that sales to tier 1-4 automotive…

Should chipmakers be preparing for a downturn?

Semiconductor sales are weakening amidst efforts by governments to tame spiking inflation. Are these the early signs of another downturn and how should chipmakers prepare for another one of its…

DRAM price increases will ease

There should be ample supply of DRAM through the rest of the year as memory IC manufacturers continue to increase capacity. Memory IC buyers can expect a 2-5 per cent…

NAND flash memory market soars as demand rises

NAND flash revenue will break an all-time record this year. Despite an expected 1 per cent decline in average selling prices, the global NAND flash memory market will post strong…