5G, electronics, infrastructure

The 5G Revolution: It’s all About the Infrastructure

The biggest 5G opportunity for the electronics supply chain  — infrastructure — is also its biggest inhibitor, according to one industry expert. Base stations, towers and data processing centers require a lot of industrial electronics, but nobody — literally — wants them in their backyard. “2020 will be the year that 5G scales,” Qualcomm Inc. President…

SEMI: Billings Rise For Second Consecutive Month

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.12 billion in billings worldwide in November 2019 (three-month average basis), according to the November Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI. The billings figure is 1.9 percent higher than the final October 2019 level of $2.08 billion, and is 9.1 percent higher than the…

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…