Component Trends: ‘Stability’ Reigns

With a few notable exceptions, lead times and prices in electronics components have stabilized since December, according to Avnet Electronics Marketing’s Market & Technology Trends report for the month of January. In discrete semiconductors, logic and memory products, lead times have and prices have stabilized. In December, both were showing some upward momentum. In the…

Component Trends: Movement in Leadtimes & Pricing

There’s been a little movement in component lead times and prices since the end of the third quarter, according to Avnet Electronics Marketing’s Market & Technology Trends report for the month of December. In discrete semiconductors, logic and memory products, leadtimes are beginning to stretch and prices are inching up from the prior month. In discretes,…

Slideshow: 3 Recommendations to Control Knowledge Spillover in the Supply Chain

IMD’s survey of 34 executives in the high-tech sector reveals that they recognize knowledge spillovers is a critical issue in today’s supply chains. They also see suppliers and customers as important sources of information for innovation. However, managers need to be aware of the risks of negative leaks, which can have detrimental consequences for the…