PEI-Genesis Prepares for Expansion Into China

The electronics industry’s expansion into China is far from complete. Companies that did not join the mass migration to the low -cost region in its initial phases have kept a close eye on the market. One of those companies is highly-specialized distributor PEI-Genesis Inc., which has decided it’s time to look at China from the…

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Micron Stabilizes, Predicts end of DRAM ‘Arms’ Race

After more than a decade of savage pricing pressures that devastated margins and profitability at suppliers combined with wild demand-supply swings, the semiconductor DRAM market appears to be finally settling into a more “normal” trading pattern, according to an executive at Micron Technology Inc. The chip vendor, one of about three top suppliers that led…

Sensors to Play Key Role in IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT), like Big Data, is expected to drive the next wave of high-tech growth – including electronic components. “The explosion of IoT activity over the next few years will be driven by the nexus of low cost sensors,” according to Andrew Milroy, Vice President, ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific,…

DNA Marking: What is the other Option?

The semiconductor industry and its supply chain partners would benefit from a collaborative effort with the government to develop a more comprehensive and effective anti-counterfeiting technology. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has already put in, at minimum, five full years of research to bettering the semiconductor supply chain and is willing to work side-by-side with the government…

America II Evolves ‘Blended’ Distribution

The distribution categories of yesteryear – catalog, specialty, broadline, independent, franchised – are no longer working for many in the channel. Longtime catalog distributor Digi-Key Corp., for example, no longer publishes a paper catalog. America II Electronics Inc., an independent distributor, has been adding franchises. America II has entered into a global distribution agreement with…

DLA Considers Expanding DNA-Marking Program

In a typical electronics product, a system is only as strong as its weakest link. Therefore, it is the best interest of system builders to ensure none of the parts or subassemblies it uses are suspect. The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), which currently uses Applied DNA Sciences’ DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology for microcircuits, is considering expanding…