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Gartner: Supply Chains Need Regional Designs in Global Networks

September 13, 2021 —To better deal with growing protectionism and the need for higher agility, chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) must incorporate regional designs into their global networks without diluting the cost or competitive advantages of existing global networks, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner analysts pointed out today during the Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo, which…

USB Power Delivery (PD) Controller IC Market to Double over 5 Years

Continued transitions to USB Type-C, demand for fast charging, downstream ports for charging peripherals and new opportunities driven by higher power capabilities in USB power delivery specification revision 3.1, are forecast to drive strong growth for USB PD controllers over the next five years, according to expert analysis by SAR Insight & Consulting. The latest…

ECIA: EPA Opts for More Industry Input on PIP (3:1)

The ECIA Global Industry Practices Committee (GIPC) is closely following any global legislation that will impact its members. This update concerns the PIP (3:1) legislation that ECIA reported on last week. In the U.S., the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that the chemical phenol, isopropylated, phosphate…

Farnell Research Shows Industrial/IoT Demand for Low-Cost SBCs

New research from Farnell, an Avnet Company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, reveals that low-cost Single Board Computers (SBCs) are now a valuable building block in all stages of new product development and production. Some 50 per cent of professional engineers surveyed use SBCs for industrial and Internet of Things (IoT), the most…

Supply Chain SaaS Provider Lytica Raises $3 Million

 Lytica, the world’s only provider of electronic component spend analytics and risk intelligence using real customer data, today announced it has raised over $3 million USD in equity investment, grants and other funding. York IE, a vertically integrated strategic growth and investment firm, led a $1.5 million equity investment round. This follows recent funding obtained from…