ZTE Ban Weighs on Electronics Supply Chain

ZTE Corp. was the primary target but a decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce restricting the sale of electronics components to the Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer is reverberating throughout the industry. Executives at component suppliers, distributors and OEMs said they are monitoring the situation and have implemented further supply chain vetting actions to avoid…

How to Plan for a Risk-Adjusted Supply Chain

As millennials begin to replace baby boomers in the electronics workforce, corporate priorities are beginning to shift. Millennials place significant value on their employer’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) stance, for example. As companies try to do good, however, they are also increasing their supply chain risks. Risk mitigation has become top of mind in the…

Micross, Hi-Rel Labs Partner on Quality Service

Micross Components (“Micross”) headquartered in Orlando, FL and Hi-Rel Laboratories, Inc. (“Hi-Rel Labs”) based in Spokane, WA are pleased to announce a partnership to provide customers with an integrated PEM Qual service solution. This collective experience of the Micross Group in electrical and reliability test services, together with Hi-Rel Labs’ market leadership position in Destructive…

Mouser Stocks Melexis MLX90393 Magnetometers

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking MLX90393 Triaxis® micropower magnetometers and EVB90393 evaluation board from Melexis. The MLX90393 magnetometer is a fully programmable, extremely compact sensor IC designed for low-power applications. The EVB90393 evaluation board offers engineers a platform for constructing a wide variety of highly sophisticated human machine interfaces using the MLX90393 magnetometer. The…

Semiconductor Shipments to Hit Milestone in 2018

Semiconductor unit shipments, including integrated circuits and opto-sensor-discrete, or O-S-D, devices, are forecast to exceed one trillion units for the first time in 2018, according to IC Insights’ 2016 edition of The McClean Report—A Complete Analysis and Forecast of the Integrated Circuit Industry. The milestone is expected to be the new normal for semiconductor shipments starting…

Hitachi Names New Exec to Lead IoT Innovation

Santa Clara, Calif. –  Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that Jack Domme will lead Hitachi’s Social Innovation business in the Americas reporting directly to Hitachi, Ltd. President and CEO, Toshiaki Higashihara. In this role, he will focus on accelerating Hitachi’s Social Innovation business, primarily in the…

Electronics Inventory Falls as Industry Frets over Outlook

Electronics inventory levels have been falling over the last year as OEMS, contract manufacturers, component suppliers and distributors concerned about conflicting economic signals kept up a conservative management strategy that has kept stocks close to historically low heights. While industry executives generally say they remain optimistic about the outlook for their various enterprises, the inventory…