The Future of Global Electronics Supply Chains

The complexity of global supply chains depends largely on what and how much you’re sourcing. With some materials — like paper — you’ll find a suitable supplier almost anywhere in the world. However, in the electronics industry, things are not so straightforward. Multiple commodities from multiple suppliers across various geographic locations mean global electronics supply…

Bolaji

Let Bolaji be Bolaji

Editor’s note: Bolaji Ojo, one of three founders of EPSNews, has left our parent company, AspenCore Media. Junko Yoshida, our new global editor-in-chief, bids him farewell on our behalf. Bolaji Ojo, our fearless group publisher at AspenCore Media (of which EE Times is part), has decided to resign. I won’t lie. I am profoundly sad to see…

e-commerce, Covid-19, Logistyx

How the Covid-19 Pandemic is Driving E-Commerce  

For the last 10 years, e-commerce has been increasing worldwide by approximately 20 percent each year. While it’s too early to forecast e-commerce growth for 2020, with Covid-19 restrictions prohibiting brick-and-mortar retail, online shopping is experiencing significant growth and could be poised to exceed the 20 percent figure. In fact, retail platforms globally experienced a…

smartphone, industry, Covid-19

5 Ways Coronavirus Is Affecting the Smartphone Industry

The first quarter of 2020 has represented a historic low for the smartphone industry. While some technology sectors, like cloud services, have excelled amid the coronavirus pandemic, the mobile industry has not. As Covid-19 continues to spread throughout the globe, it’s causing substantial economic effects on smartphone companies. Counterpoint Research reports a 13% year-over-year loss…