Responsible Minerals Sourcing Webinar Now On Demand

The principles surrounding conflict minerals sourcing are expanding into other materials, such as cobalt, copper and lithium. The broader initiative, called responsible minerals sourcing, focuses on the social and environmental impact of extracting and processing certain raw materials and preventing abuses often linked to those activities. Under U.S. legislation enacted in 2010, publicly-traded companies are…

SiliconExpert Webinar on Counterfeit Risk & Mitigation Now On Demand

The electronics industry has developed some of the most ground-breaking technologies in human history. Yet, the best minds in high-tech have been unable to overcome one of the industry’s most insidious challenges: counterfeit electronics. To some extent, technology advancements have only added to the problem: electronic components can now be cloned so well that they…

Global Online Marketplace Features New & Used Chip Equipment & Parts

In the highly competitive, fast-moving semiconductor manufacturing industry, strategic procurement is essential. When sourcing new and used chip equipment and parts, multiple factors must be considered, including reliability, ability to meet shipping dates, volume and price. The “best” supplier could be a major well-known name or a new provider that you haven’t purchased from yet.…

SiliconExpert Webinar on its Cost Manager Now Available On Demand

The electronics industry is experiencing a level of component shortages that it hasn’t seen in decades. For some in the supply chain it’s a period of prosperity—semiconductor bookings are up 30 percent year-over-year, market-watchers say. At the same time, industry trade group Electronic Component Industry Association (ECIA) warns “…due to component shortages, long lead times…

How Integrating a Managed E&O Process Strengthens EMS Providers’ Supply Chain

 Like many manufacturers, Columbia Tech and Cogmedix, providers of design-through-production manufacturing and worldwide fulfillment services for both the non-medical and medical markets, run a tight supply chain. The two subsidiaries of the Coghlin Companies, headquartered in Westborough, MA, source from a global roster of suppliers to manage costs and maximize selection and flexibility. Both companies…