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America catches a cold

John Denslinger guides readers to trusted sources of data, information and advice in the face of Coronavirus concern. America catches a cold or more accurately, a virus. Never did I imagine a pathogen would threaten the health of the electronics industry. Just last month, I cited the enormous progress in trade negotiations with the signing of USMCA and the certainty it brought to our industry. Well, the certainty I spoke of was short lived. In less than three months, fear has spread faster than the virus itself. COVID-19 better known as Coronavirus has unnerved governments, financial markets and economies around…

A case for cyber securing our industry

This month John Denslinger argues for an ‘operational alliance’ within which electronics companies collaborate to cyber-secure the industry John Denslinger is a former executive VP Murata, president SyChip Wireless, and president/CEO ECIA, the industry’s trade association. His career spans 40 years in electronics Is the electronic component supply chain secure from cyber threats? That question came to mind as I read a recent article published in the Harvard Business Review. The author, Daniel Dobrygowski, head of governance & policy for the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity, is obviously a person with deep understanding of the digitally connected world. His…