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Never Go Short – Shortage Mitigation Solutions

Shortage Mitigation This year has been such a roller coaster for us all and has left us in a continuous loop. Countless unexpected events happened just within a year, and all of them had made huge impacts on most industries. In the world of electronics, it became a great struggle and resulted in massive supply chain disruptions and component shortages. Manufacturers and suppliers of electronic parts, no matter how big or small, all their inventories and productions had been sucked out of the market. The lead time for highend manufacturers such as AKM, TE, STM, and NXP, and others, has…

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Investing in UK power

TTI has acquired Ecopac (UK) Power, a specialist UK and Ireland distributor of power supplies and LED drivers. TTI’s VP…

Stocking power management chips

Farnell is now shipping Nordic Semiconductor’s latest power management chip, the nPM1100. The power management IC is claimed to offer…

Stock guarantee extended

WDS Components has extended its stock guarantee programme to cover a wider range of products. The British supplier provides a…

Catch up on processor bottleneck

4D Systems’ Pixxi-44 series offers an alternative for buyers looking for display modules that run with the currently unavailable Diablo16…

Shipping tiny PMICs

Newark is shipping Nordic Semiconductor’s new nPM1100 power management chip. The IC is designed to offer a higher efficiency-to-size ratio…

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Workplace upper hand

In the face of a changing economy, John Denslinger encourages employers to value the people they have; employees to maximise their productive; and new hires to be flexible. Office productivity…

Will transport undermine supply continuity?

John Denslinger asks whether America’s transportation links could undermine supply continuity just when the electronics industry needs it the most There is an old adage describing resilience and persistence in…

West Coast ports— the supply chain migraine

With West Coast gateways processing 60 per cent of goods shipped from Asia,  John Denslinger explores contract negotiations and the importance of automation. Just as global supply problems seem to…

Smart-home: it’s a matter of time

Using his own experience planning and integrating a Smart-home, John Denslinger, is looking forward to new device compatibility technology due in 2022. Forty years in the electronics industry and still…

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…