North American PCB Industry Growth Continues Strong

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced today the November 2019 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and orders in November were strong and continued to outpace last year. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.08. Total North American PCB shipments in November 2019 were up 17.2 percent compared to the…

Richardson RFPD and the Guadalajara Connectory Announce Collaboration

Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, announced today that it has become a sponsoring member of the Guadalajara Connectory. Part of the global Connectory network, the Guadalajara Connectory is a co-creation space developed by Bosch and formed by a community of entrepreneurs, startups and universities, focused on promoting innovation in all industries, through partnerships and…

Jabil’s 2020 Supply Chain Predictions

 After weathering tumultuous tides of volatility over the past few years, 2020 is shaping up to be a better year for supply chain managers, thanks to increased market predictability, especially for sourcing materials. Still, The best defense—and greatest offense—for managing dynamic markets, product complexity and unpredictable supply conditions is an Intelligent Digital Supply Chain that…

components, chip industry, trade war, tariffs, U.S., China

Tariffs Eased on Some Electronics Products

The electronics industry is enjoying a short-term reprieve from new U.S. tariffs as the Trump administration delayed the imposition of 15 percent duties on $156 billion worth of Chinese goods, including smart phones, computers and other consumer electronics. While the move may boost holiday-related consumer sales, the 25 percent tariffs on a separate $250 billion…