Bruce Rayner been covering the electronics industry for a few decades. Today he focuses on reporting at the intersection of economics, geopolitics, climate change and the global electronics sector.

Special Report: Navigating a Course to the Supply Chain’s ‘New Normal’

Editor’s note: Earlier this year the Special Projects team at AspenCore Media began compiling articles for a comprehensive report on the electronics supply chain. Although that project was delayed  — this is the supply chain, after all — the content provides an in-depth snapshot of the year that was. This is part of our Special…

Electronics Industry Gets More Time to Replace PiP 3:1

On January 6, 2021, the day the U.S. Capitol was stormed, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it would introduce the Substance Control Act (TSCA) on March 8, banning five persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) substances. One of those substances, phenol isopropylated phosphate (3:1), or PIP 3:1, is of particular concern to the electronics…