ASCM Releases Planning Certificate

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), the global pacesetter of organizational transformation, talent development and supply chain innovation, today released the Supply Chain Planning Certificate. The new certificate program features 20 hours of educational content to help individuals build fundamental knowledge in supply chain planning, with a focus on integrating and synchronizing all planning…

AI has Room to Grow in the Supply Chain

The global supply chain market is rapidly evolving in this technological era to improve customer experience all over the world. Global supply chains are applying artificial intelligence (AI) as part of the industry’s march toward digital transformation. AI has proved its worth in various industrial segments, including e-commerce, manufacturing and IT. Like these sectors, the…

EOL Activity Fuels Counterfeit Challenge

When an electronic component reaches the end of its natural life (EOL), it’s likely to create some headaches. For industries that use high-reliability (hi-rel) chips, though, it’s an even bigger problem as the number of products coming to end of life increases in both frequency and number. Worse, counterfeiters and bad actors are getting better…

Semtech to Acquire Sierra Wireless

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading global supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, and Sierra Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: SWIR) (TSX: SW), a world-renowned Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider, today announced a definitive agreement under which Semtech will acquire all outstanding shares of Sierra Wireless for US$31 per share in an all-cash…

Chip Buyers: Old Habits Die Hard

Chip supplies could see a surplus as early as the first half of next year, according to Gartner, following more than two years of severe constraint. Demand is plummeting for PCs and smartphones, loosening up inventory for other users of semiconductors. Not all IC categories will be in abundance: microcontrollers, PMICs and analog chips remain…

IPC Buys Media Company I-Connect007

IPC, a global electronics manufacturing industry association, has acquired media company I-Connect007, a global source for news and original content serving the printed circuit design, fabrication and assembly/EMS markets. “Acquiring I-Connect007 supports and advances our mission at IPC, which is to help the entire electronics manufacturing supply chain build electronics better,” said Dr. John W.…