counterfiets, electronics, components

Counterfeit Reports Fell in 2017; 2018 Trend Unclear

Incidents of counterfeit electronic components dropped dramatically in 2017, according to ERAI Inc., a global organization that monitors, investigates, and reports issues affecting the supply chain. ERAI reported a total of 771 suspect counterfeit and nonconforming parts in 2017, which shows a marked decline from prior years. The organization is cautious, however, about drawing too…

SiliconExpert Webinar on its Cost Manager Now Available On Demand

The electronics industry is experiencing a level of component shortages that it hasn’t seen in decades. For some in the supply chain it’s a period of prosperity—semiconductor bookings are up 30 percent year-over-year, market-watchers say. At the same time, industry trade group Electronic Component Industry Association (ECIA) warns “…due to component shortages, long lead times…